AMD Ryzen 3 3100 achieves solid scores on Geekbench and can take on the aging but still speedy Intel Core i7-7700K until the Comet Lake-S i3-10100 arrives
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 processor has only just been officially revealed and Tum Apisak has already found one being tested in an MSI system on Geekbench 5. The 4-core, 8-thread part with a 65 W TDP managed to score 1,095 points in the single-core benchmark and 4,507 points in the multi-core test. The clock rates measured for the Matisse chip were 3.6 GHz (base) and 3.9 GHz (boost).
Apisak has offered up a comparison between the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Intel Core i7-7700K, which is a Kaby Lake processor that was released in 2017. However, the latter is also a 4-core, 8-thread part that has a 91 W TDP and higher clock-rate range: 4.2 GHz – 4.5 GHz. As we have reported before, the Comet Lake-S Intel Core i3-10100 should be an effective replacement for the older Core i7 desktop processor, but it has not been released yet so a comparison with the i7-7700K will suffice here.
As can be seen in the table below, the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 holds up very well in both tests against the Intel Core i7-7700K, although this is one Matisse sample measured at peak performance compared to the average scores for the Kaby Lake chip. The Intel CPU does have a considerable power advantage over the AMD processor though, even more so if you take into account the extra power required for the 14nm i7-7700K to hit its boost clocks. At just US$99, the 7nm Ryzen 3 3100 is already looking like a decent entry-level bargain of a CPU.
|AMD Ryzen 3 3100||Intel Core i7-7700K|
|Cores/threads/TDP||4/8/65 W||4/8/91 W|
|Single-core score||1,095 points||1,235 points|
|Multi-core score||4,507 points||4,733 points|