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AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X with 4 cores and 8 threads in review

Look out, bargain hunters! After the launch of the new Zen2 processors, it was only a matter of time before even the entry-level models would benefit from the advantages of the new CPU architecture. We took a closer look at the two small Ryzen 3 models and were impressed at what AMD had come up with.
Sebastian Bade, 👁 Klaus Hinum (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),
B550 chipset (source: AMD)
B550 chipset (source: AMD)
Chipset CPU support (source: AMD)
Chipset CPU support (source: AMD)
B550 chipset details (source: AMD)
B550 chipset details (source: AMD)

The simple gamer doesn't necessarily need a CPU with 12 or 16 cores, which is offered as the top model for the AM4 platform. Instead, four cores with a high clock rate are sufficient. This has been the argument that has counted to this date. Intel was always one step ahead of AMD in this respect due to the much better IPC, but this has changed somewhat with the introduction of the Zen2 architecture. AMD was able to catch up considerably and also the entry-level CPUs benefit from these advantages now.

Unlike Intel, these CPUs also offer SMT, which means that a total of 8 threads can be processed simultaneously, because both the Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X are natively quad-core processors. It remains to be seen how the new AMD CPUs will perform against the already announced Comet Lake processors, because Intel has also learned a lesson and is using Hyper-Threading on almost all of the new processors.

AMD has put Intel under a lot of pressure lately, which ultimately has also had an impact on the prices. AMD is continuing on this path, and the Ryzen 3 3100 costs just under 110 Euros (~$119) at launch, even though the Ryzen 3 3300X costs only about 20 Euros (~$22) more at just under 130 Euros (~$141). This is a clear declaration of war against Intel, as the Intel Core i5-9400F costs around 160 Euros (~$173) at the time of conducting the review.

If you want to use the new Ryzen 3 3000 series, you don't necessarily have to install an expensive X570 board. With the release of the two new Ryzen models, AMD also introduced the B550 chipset, which allows for much cheaper motherboards. But if you still own a motherboard with the X470 or B450 chipset, you are lucky because these are also compatible after a BIOS update. Future Zen3 processors will only be supported by the latest chipsets at that time.

The AMD Ryzen processors in overview

Model Cores/
Threads
Base clock speed Turbo clock speed L3 cache TDP Launch price
Ryzen R9 3900X 12/24 3.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 64 MB 105 Watt 529 Euros
Ryzen R7 3800X 8/16 3.9 GHz 4.5 GHz 32 MB 105 Watt 429 Euros
Ryzen R7 3700X 8/16 3.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 32 MB 65 Watt 349 Euros
Ryzen R5 3600X 6/12 3.8 GHz 4.4 GHz 32 MB 95 Watt 265 Euros
Ryzen R5 3600 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 32 MB 65 Watt 209 Euros
Ryzen R3 3300X 4/8 3.8 GHz 4.3 GHz 16 MB 65 Watt 129 Euros
Ryzen R3 3100 4/8 3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz 16 MB 65 Watt 109 Euros

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X in detail

As already mentioned, both Ryzen 3 models use four Zen2 cores including SMT (simultaneous multithreading). However, there are clear differences in the design and use of the native cores. The graph provided by AMD shows that the Ryzen 3 3100 has two active CCX clusters with two active cores each. One CCX cluster has a maximum of four cores, as is the case with the example of the Ryzen 3 3300X, which has only one active CCX cluster.

Furthermore, the two processors differ in their clock speeds, which also helps to define the different performance classes. However, AMD specifies an identical TDP of 65 watts for both processors. AMD itself created a ranking in terms of price-performance, which led us to use the direct competitors (Intel Core i3-9100F and Intel Core i5-9400F) for this test. 

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 details (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 details (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X details (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X details (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen competitors (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen competitors (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3300X design (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3300X design (source: AMD)

Test system details - AMD vs. Intel

We use the following system for the subsequent benchmarks and tests:

  • Raijintek Pean Benchtable
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3100 / AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero X570
  • Intel Core i3-9100F / Intel Core i5-9400F
  • Asus ROG Strix Z390E-Gaming
  • Alphacool Eisbaer 280 AiO
  • Nvidia Titan RTX
  • Corsair RM1000X power supply
  • G.Skill Trident Z Royal gold DDR4-3600 memory kit (2 x 8 GB), set to DDR4-3600 CL16-16-16-36
  • Intel Optane 905P 480 GB PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit (version 1909)

The components provided for this test, such as the motherboard and the RAM as well as the CPUs, come directly from AMD. We would also like to thank Asus for lending us the Z390 motherboard, which serves as our Intel foundation. The cooling comes from Alphacool, which we had also already reviewed extensively, and the case came to be in cooperation with Caseking. 

Processor benchmarks

When looking purely at the CPU benchmarks, the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X clearly sets the tone. Nevertheless, the Intel Core i5-9400F can play out its strengths in the Geekbench Multi tests and easily push itself in front of the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X. The six physical computing cores of the Intel Core i5 seem to pay off a bit here. Overall, the native hexa-core processor can't come out on top against the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X. The Intel Core i3-9100F has to settle for last place in almost every test. It's clearly shown here that a quad-core processor without HT is mercilessly destroyed in modern systems. This underlines once again the step that AMD has taken with the new Ryzen 3 and that Intel will also follow in the near future.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs. Intel Core i3-9100F (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs. Intel Core i3-9100F (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs. Intel Core i3-9100F (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs. Intel Core i3-9100F (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs. Intel Core i5-9400F (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs. Intel Core i5-9400F (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs. Intel Core i5-9400F (source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs. Intel Core i5-9400F (source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

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AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

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Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
53.8 pt ∼54%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
53.4 pt ∼53%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
50.3 pt ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
49.3 pt ∼49%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
49 pt ∼49%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
44.8 pt ∼45%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
500 Points ∼84% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
465 Points ∼78% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
446 Points ∼75%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
416 Points ∼70% -7%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
414 Points ∼70% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
381 Points ∼64% -15%
CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
2672 Points ∼27% +17%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
2430 Points ∼24% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
2391 Points ∼24% +5%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
2378 Points ∼24% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
2282 Points ∼23%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
1175 Points ∼12% -49%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
  (195 - 196, n=2)
196 Points ∼85% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
195 Points ∼85% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
178 Points ∼77%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
173 Points ∼75% -3%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
171 Points ∼74% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
155 Points ∼67% -13%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
1200 Points ∼27% +21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
1071 Points ∼24% +8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
991 Points ∼23%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
  (988 - 994, n=2)
991 Points ∼23% 0%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
984 Points ∼22% -1%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
634 Points ∼14% -36%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
2.28 Points ∼89% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
2.21 Points ∼86% +11%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
1.99 Points ∼78%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
1.95 Points ∼76% -2%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
1.95 Points ∼76% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
1.71 Points ∼67% -14%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
13.07 Points ∼30% +20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
11.82 Points ∼27% +8%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
11.27 Points ∼26% +3%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
10.93 Points ∼25%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
10.9 Points ∼25% 0%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
5.38 Points ∼12% -51%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
42924 Points ∼50% +14%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
40869 Points ∼47% +9%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
40065 Points ∼46% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
38031 Points ∼44% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
37584 Points ∼44%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
21908 Points ∼25% -42%
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
10250 Points ∼90% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
9670 Points ∼85% +7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
9057 Points ∼79%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
8472 Points ∼74% -6%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
8182 Points ∼72% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
7803 Points ∼68% -14%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
686.8 Seconds * ∼5% -41%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
486.4 Seconds * ∼3%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
468.5 Seconds * ∼3% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
456 Seconds * ∼3% +6%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
449.4 Seconds * ∼3% +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
387.2 Seconds * ∼3% +20%
wPrime 2.10
1024m
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
345.875 s * ∼4% -95%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
198.739 s * ∼2% -12%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
177.601 s * ∼2%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
167 s * ∼2% +6%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
164.522 s * ∼2% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
145.826 s * ∼2% +18%
32m
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
11.807 s * ∼2% -79%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
6.845 s * ∼1% -4%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
6.757 s * ∼1% -3%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
6.583 s * ∼1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
6.041 s * ∼1% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
  (5.4 - 5.48, n=2)
5.44 s * ∼1% +17%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
73.1 (73min - 73.3max) fps ∼41% +25%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
64 (63.9min - 64.1max) fps ∼36% +9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
61.8 (61.8min - 62max) fps ∼35% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
61.7 fps ∼35% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
58.6 (58.6min - 58.7max) fps ∼33%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
44.35 (44.3min - 44.6max) fps ∼25% -24%
Pass 1
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
234 (233min - 234max) fps ∼81% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
234 fps ∼81% +16%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
233.5 (232min - 235max) fps ∼81% +15%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
218 (217min - 218max) fps ∼75% +8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
202.5 (201min - 203max) fps ∼70%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
199 (198min - 201max) fps ∼69% -2%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
7177 KB/s ∼74% +48%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
6417 KB/s ∼66% +32%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
5794 KB/s ∼59% +20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
4848 KB/s ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
4299 KB/s ∼44% -11%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
4052 KB/s ∼42% -16%
TrueCrypt
Serpent Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
0.67 GB/s ∼1% +29%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
0.571 GB/s ∼1% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
0.551 GB/s ∼1% +6%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
0.52 GB/s ∼1%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
0.51 GB/s ∼1% -2%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
0.32 GB/s ∼0% -38%
Twofish Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
1 GB/s ∼1% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
0.97 GB/s ∼1% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
0.944 GB/s ∼1% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
0.91 GB/s ∼1%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
0.86 GB/s ∼1% -5%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
0.5 GB/s ∼0% -45%
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
7.3 GB/s ∼1% +35%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
5.9 GB/s ∼1% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
5.6 GB/s ∼1% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
5.4 GB/s ∼1%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
5.2 GB/s ∼1% -4%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
3 GB/s ∼0% -44%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
5715 Points ∼46% +14%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
5639 Points ∼46% +13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
5311 Points ∼43% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
5107 Points ∼41% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
5005 Points ∼40%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
4074 Points ∼33% -19%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
1296 Points ∼80% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
1268 Points ∼78% +12%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
1152 Points ∼71% +1%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
1139 Points ∼70% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
1135 Points ∼70%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
980 Points ∼61% -14%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
5698 Points ∼33% +13%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
5688 Points ∼33% +13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
5406 Points ∼32% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
5051 Points ∼30% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
5023 Points ∼29%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
4060 Points ∼24% -19%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
1299 Points ∼31% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
1264 Points ∼30% +11%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
1146 Points ∼28% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
1138 Points ∼27%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
1132 Points ∼27% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
983 Points ∼24% -14%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
21830 Points ∼38% +16%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
20712 Points ∼36% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
20529 Points ∼36% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
19582 Points ∼34% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
18756 Points ∼33%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
15937 Points ∼28% -15%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
5756 Points ∼86% +12%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
5753 Points ∼86% +11%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
5347 Points ∼80% +4%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
5301 Points ∼79% +3%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
5162 Points ∼77%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
4445 Points ∼66% -14%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
12952 Points ∼59% +21%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
  (12196 - 12488, n=6)
12314 Points ∼56% +15%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
11998 Points ∼54% +12%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
11185 Points ∼51% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
10702 Points ∼48%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
8742 Points ∼39% -18%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
34974 MIPS ∼34% +27%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
31415 MIPS ∼30% +14%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
30353 MIPS ∼29% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
27541 MIPS ∼26%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
25639 MIPS ∼25% -7%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
17150 MIPS ∼16% -38%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
6918 MIPS ∼46% +50%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
5329 MIPS ∼35% +16%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
4682 MIPS ∼31% +2%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
4678 MIPS ∼31% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
4602 MIPS ∼30%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
4113 MIPS ∼27% -11%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
9.07 fps ∼30% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
8.61 fps ∼28% +14%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
8.28 fps ∼27% +9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
7.58 fps ∼25%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
7.45 fps ∼25% -2%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
6.12 fps ∼20% -19%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
0.667 sec * ∼14% -9%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
0.66 sec * ∼14% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
0.659 sec * ∼14% -8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
0.61 sec * ∼13%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
0.604 sec * ∼13% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
0.533 sec * ∼12% +13%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
77.38 s ∼21% +27%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
64.33 s ∼18% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
61.11 s ∼17%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
58.92 s ∼16% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
53.2 s ∼14% -13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
52.51 s ∼14% -14%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
  (247 - 265, n=2)
256 Points ∼97% +22%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
233 Points ∼88% +11%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
211 Points ∼80% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
209 Points ∼79%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
204 Points ∼77% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
180 Points ∼68% -14%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
952 ms * ∼2% -17%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
867 ms * ∼1% -7%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
866 ms * ∼1% -7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
812 ms * ∼1%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
761 ms * ∼1% +6%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
716 ms * ∼1% +12%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
5871 Points ∼41% +22%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
5777 Points ∼40% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
  (5632 - 5792, n=7)
5685 Points ∼40% +18%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
5161 Points ∼36% +7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
4808 Points ∼34%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
4218 Points ∼29% -12%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
16317 Points ∼51% +22%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
14688 Points ∼46% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
 
14410 Points ∼45% +8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
13322 Points ∼42%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
12651 Points ∼40% -5%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
8946 Points ∼28% -33%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
R5 1600, 3200
16220 Points ∼50% +21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
R3 3300X, 3800
14632 Points ∼45% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-7740X
  (13230 - 14523, n=7)
14141 Points ∼44% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
R3 3100, 3600
13430 Points ∼41%
Intel Core i5-9400F
i5-9400F, 2900
12616 Points ∼39% -6%
Intel Core i3-9100F
i3-9100F, 3600
8958 Points ∼28% -33%

* ... smaller is better

The test subjects in the Cinebench R15 multi-loop

During the stress test with the Cinebench R15 multi-loop, the almost oversized AiO ensures that all measurements remain stable. Both Ryzen 3 models can even beat the competition from Intel in this test. Even the Core i5-9400F with its six cores has to admit defeat to the small Ryzen 3 3100 with only four cores. The newly released Ryzen 5 1600 (in 12 nm) clearly leads the field thanks to its six cores including SMT.

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AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100, AMD Ryzen 3 3100: Ø984 (979.31-987.63)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, AMD Ryzen 3 3300X: Ø1076 (1072.73-1079.01)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm) AMD Ryzen 5 1600, AMD Ryzen 5 1600: Ø1200 (1195.06-1203.3)
Intel Core i3 9100F Intel Core i3-9100F, Intel Core i3-9100F: Ø632 (629.06-634.72)
Intel Core i5 9400F Intel Core i5-9400F, Intel Core i5-9400F: Ø977 (972.15-981.26)

Application performance

In everyday life, all systems perform well and run very fast. But in the details, you can see the subtleties that the Zen2 platform has to offer. In comparison to the popular AMD Ryzen 5 1600, which experienced a revival with Zen+, the new Zen2 processors can clearly set themselves apart. Intel also came more and more under pressure due to the innovations of AMD. But with Comet Lake-S, the successors of the Coffee Lake-R CPUs are already in the starting blocks.

As an unbeatable purchase argument, AMD can still score points with PCI Express 4.0, because Intel doesn't support the latter with Comet Lake-S either. In addition, the new B550 chipset ensures that even inexpensive systems can have access to the new standard.

PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
6848 Points ∼100% +7%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
6671 Points ∼97% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
6408 Points ∼94%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
6278 Points ∼92% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5937 Points ∼87% -7%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5244 Points ∼100% +7%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5019 Points ∼96% +3%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5011 Points ∼96% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
4896 Points ∼93%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
4720 Points ∼90% -4%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
10271 Points ∼100% +6%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9871 Points ∼96% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9727 Points ∼95%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9578 Points ∼93% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9415 Points ∼92% -3%
Home Score Accelerated v2
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5410 Points ∼100% +11%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5049 Points ∼93% +3%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
5001 Points ∼92% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
4882 Points ∼90%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
4722 Points ∼87% -3%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
146.54 fps ∼100% +28%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
146.54 fps ∼100% +28%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
143.28 fps ∼98% +25%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
115.62 fps ∼79% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
114.83 fps ∼78%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
255.45 fps ∼100% +12%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
241.61 fps ∼95% +6%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
241.61 fps ∼95% +6%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
230.86 fps ∼90% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
227.46 fps ∼89%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
189.84 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
189.84 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
189.23 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
186.2 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
185.68 fps ∼98%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
92.18 fps ∼100% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
87.58 fps ∼95% +4%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
87.58 fps ∼95% +4%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
87.45 fps ∼95% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
83.9 fps ∼91%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.46 fps ∼100% +23%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.46 fps ∼100% +23%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
147.16 fps ∼93% +14%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
128.6 fps ∼81%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
110.89 fps ∼70% -14%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.64 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.27 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.17 fps ∼98% 0%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.17 fps ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.09 fps ∼98%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
132.82 fps ∼100% +14%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
132.82 fps ∼100% +14%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
127.71 fps ∼96% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
116.3 fps ∼88%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
107.34 fps ∼81% -8%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
205.05 fps ∼100% +28%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
205.05 fps ∼100% +28%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
182.1 fps ∼89% +13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
160.51 fps ∼78%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
146.7 fps ∼72% -9%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
268.11 fps ∼100% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
257.73 fps ∼96% +5%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
257.73 fps ∼96% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
244.66 fps ∼91%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
243.45 fps ∼91% 0%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
144.75 fps ∼100% +27%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
144.75 fps ∼100% +27%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
137.16 fps ∼95% +20%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
114.14 fps ∼79%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
112.76 fps ∼78% -1%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
462.88 fps ∼100% +13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
436.5 fps ∼94% +6%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
436.5 fps ∼94% +6%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
426.69 fps ∼92% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
411.24 fps ∼89%
Showcase (showcase-02)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.52 fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.48 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.48 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
186.88 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
184.28 fps ∼98%
Medical (medical-02)
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
89.05 fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.9 fps ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.9 fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.01 fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
86.84 fps ∼98% -1%
Maya (maya-05)
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
368.03 fps ∼100% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
365.78 fps ∼99% +9%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
365.78 fps ∼99% +9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
335.63 fps ∼91%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
291.65 fps ∼79% -13%
Energy (energy-02)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.56 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.52 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.52 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.49 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.28 fps ∼98% -2%
Creo (creo-02)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
311.41 fps ∼100% +9%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
311.41 fps ∼100% +9%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
309.33 fps ∼99% +8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
285.6 fps ∼92%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
266.2 fps ∼85% -7%
Catia (catia-05)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
333.51 fps ∼100% +28%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
333.51 fps ∼100% +28%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
290.26 fps ∼87% +12%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
260.01 fps ∼78%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
221.9 fps ∼67% -15%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
266.85 fps ∼100% +9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
258.87 fps ∼97% +6%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
258.87 fps ∼97% +6%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
245.29 fps ∼92%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
243.15 fps ∼91% -1%
Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
98.9 pt ∼99%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
98.7 pt ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
95.5 pt ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
93.9 pt ∼94%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
93.1 pt ∼93%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
49429 Points ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
49072 Points ∼99% +7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
49047 Points ∼99% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
45870 Points ∼93% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
45766 Points ∼93%
1280x720 Performance
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28884 Points ∼100% +15%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
27081 Points ∼94% +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
26070 Points ∼90% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
25107 Points ∼87%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
23108 Points ∼80% -8%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14936 Points ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14929 Points ∼100% +4%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14901 Points ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14423 Points ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
14416 Points ∼97%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
12066 Points ∼100% +9%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
11836 Points ∼98% +7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
11627 Points ∼96% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
11091 Points ∼92%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
10798 Points ∼89% -3%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Score
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8695 Points ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8625 Points ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8548 Points ∼98% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8477 Points ∼97%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8233 Points ∼95% -3%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
36491 Points ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
36421 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35640 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35423 Points ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
34494 Points ∼95% -3%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
23629 Points ∼100% +6%
Intel Core i5-9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
23324 Points ∼99% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
NVIDIA Titan RTX
23190 Points ∼98% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX
22193 Points ∼94%
Intel Core i3-9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX
20679 Points ∼88% -7%

The new Ryzen CPUs in the gaming test

In contrast to the pure CPU benchmarks, it's shown here that AMD is not so superior in the gaming tests carried out. Intel is also well positioned with the older Core i3 and Core i5, and especially the Intel Core i5-9400F could produce the highest frame rates in our gaming tests. The performance advantage shrinks with higher resolutions, as the graphics card increasingly becomes the decisive factor here. However, it's evident that the newer Zen2 architecture has a clear performance advantage over Zen+. The Ryzen 5 1600 offers six cores just like the Core i5-9400F. Due to the lower IPC, the Ryzen 5 is almost always in last place.

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
100 pt ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
92.3 pt ∼92%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
83.6 pt ∼84%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
79.7 pt ∼80%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
78.6 pt ∼79%
Borderlands 3
1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
109 fps ∼100% +15%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
104 fps ∼95% +10%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
102 fps ∼94% +8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
94.7 fps ∼87%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
92 fps ∼84% -3%
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
150 fps ∼100% +24%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
147 fps ∼98% +22%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
136 fps ∼91% +12%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
120.9 fps ∼81%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
116 fps ∼77% -4%
Metro Exodus
1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
107 (59min - 165max) fps ∼100% +26%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
100 (56min - 150max) fps ∼93% +18%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
85 (49min - 124max) fps ∼79%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
84 (49min - 122max) fps ∼79% -1%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
80 (45min - 125max) fps ∼75% -6%
1280x720 Low Quality AF:4x
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
177 (99min - 268max) fps ∼100% +35%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
156 (88min - 234max) fps ∼88% +19%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
131 (75min - 192max) fps ∼74%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
120 (70min - 176max) fps ∼68% -8%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
119 (71min - 182max) fps ∼67% -9%
Far Cry New Dawn
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
95 (70min - 143max) fps ∼100% +25%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
88 (63min - 135max) fps ∼93% +16%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
81 (57min - 123max) fps ∼85% +7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
76 (54min - 119max) fps ∼80%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
76 (54min - 119max) fps ∼80% 0%
1280x720 Low Preset
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
122 (90min - 171max) fps ∼100% +26%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
104 (77min - 146max) fps ∼85% +7%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
102 (23min - 148max) fps ∼84% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
99 (73min - 141max) fps ∼81% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
97 (73min - 136max) fps ∼80%
Forza Horizon 4
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
175 fps ∼100% +31%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
164 fps ∼94% +22%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
151 fps ∼86% +13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
134 fps ∼77%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
129 fps ∼74% -4%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
206 fps ∼100% +31%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
194 fps ∼94% +24%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
181 fps ∼88% +15%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
157 fps ∼76%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
150 fps ∼73% -4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
133 fps ∼100% +24%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
127 fps ∼95% +19%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
107 fps ∼80%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
106 fps ∼80% -1%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
106 fps ∼80% -1%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
157 fps ∼100% +35%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
139 fps ∼89% +20%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
126 fps ∼80% +9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
116 fps ∼74%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
115 fps ∼73% -1%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
113 (90min - 148max) fps ∼100% +23%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
109 (82min - 143max) fps ∼96% +18%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
92 (70min - 118max) fps ∼81%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
90 (66min - 121max) fps ∼80% -2%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
89 (67min - 114max) fps ∼79% -3%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
138 (109min - 185max) fps ∼100% +18%
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
137 (115min - 180max) fps ∼99% +17%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
117 (90min - 157max) fps ∼85%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
114 (93min - 152max) fps ∼83% -3%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
102 (59min - 136max) fps ∼74% -13%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
89.3 fps ∼100% +18%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
84.6 fps ∼95% +12%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
83.3 fps ∼93% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
75.6 fps ∼85%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
69.9 fps ∼78% -8%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
123 fps ∼100% +25%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
113 fps ∼92% +15%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
107 fps ∼87% +9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
98.2 fps ∼80%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
91.1 fps ∼74% -7%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1920x1080 High Quality
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
124 (57min - 195max) fps ∼100% +25%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
117 (58min - 178max) fps ∼94% +18%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
99.7 (48min - 150max) fps ∼80% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
99.3 (27min - 145max) fps ∼80%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
97 (31min - 143max) fps ∼78% -2%
1280x720 Lite Quality
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
185 (89min - 244max) fps ∼100% +28%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
177 (89min - 231max) fps ∼96% +22%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
145 (86min - 196max) fps ∼78%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
137 (74min - 187max) fps ∼74% -6%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
128 (32min - 171max) fps ∼69% -12%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
134.5 (116.8min) fps +46%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
124.4 (107.8min) fps +35%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
111.8 (61.7min) fps +21%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
104.1 (88.4min) fps +13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
92.1 (61.7min) fps
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
157.3 (137.8min) fps +31%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
153.8 (134.6min) fps +28%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
133.2 (88.5min) fps +11%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
127.4 (107.3min) fps +6%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
119.95 (88.5min) fps
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
133 (115min - 146max) fps ∼100% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
128 (114min - 143max) fps ∼96% +3%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
125 (109min - 141max) fps ∼94% +1%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
125 (28min - 146max) fps ∼94% +1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
124 (95min - 138max) fps ∼93%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
354 (324min - 403max) fps ∼100% +27%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
329 (241min - 380max) fps ∼93% +18%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
280 (247min - 314max) fps ∼79% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
279 (193min - 407max) fps ∼79%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
252 (69min - 297max) fps ∼71% -10%

Energy consumption - How energy-efficient are the new quad-core CPUs?

According to AMD, both new Ryzen 3 models are specified with a maximum TDP of 65 watts, which was also met in the stress test of our review. However, AMD still has to do some homework regarding idle mode if the company wants to put Intel under more pressure here. With 86 and 88 watts, the AMD system consumes without load almost 30 watts more energy than our Intel platform. The motherboard and the corresponding BIOS settings also play an important role in this rating, so you shouldn't blame the AMD CPUs alone for the higher power consumption.

In practice, the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is somewhat more energy-efficient than the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X. Nevertheless, Intel shows at this point that its power management works quite well. When playing games in which the graphics card (Nvidia Titan RTX with approx. 280 watts) accounts for the most part, all systems are close to one another.

The measured temperatures in the stress test are in uncritical ranges at all times due to the Alphacool Eisbaer 280 AiO. The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X was the warmest at 77.5 °C (~172 °F). Since only one CCX cluster is active here, the heat is concentrated on a smaller area, which is probably also the reason why the processor became a bit warmer than the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (70.3 °C (~159 °F)) in the test.

Note: The entire test system was considered without a monitor to determine the energy consumption values.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 in the stress test.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 in the stress test.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 in the stress test.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 in the stress test.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X in the stress test.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X in the stress test.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X in the stress test.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X in the stress test.
Power Consumption
Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600 (Idle: 85.9 W)
175.8 (166min - 222max) Watt * ∼100% -27%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X (Idle: 88.8 W)
144.7 (139min - 195max) Watt * ∼82% -5%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F (Idle: 56 W)
139 (119min - 148max) Watt * ∼79% -1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100 (Idle: 86 W)
138.25 (133min - 188max) Watt * ∼79%
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F (Idle: 57 W)
131.6 (122min - 187max) Watt * ∼75% +5%
Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600 (Idle: 85.9 W)
157.8 (155min - 159max) Watt * ∼100% -24%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X (Idle: 88.8 W)
137.3 (136min - 139max) Watt * ∼87% -8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100 (Idle: 86 W)
127.1 (117min - 128max) Watt * ∼81%
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F (Idle: 57 W)
122.5 (121min - 125max) Watt * ∼78% +4%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F (Idle: 56 W)
101.5 (100min - 104max) Watt * ∼64% +20%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600 (Idle: 85.9 W)
400.8 (377min - 420max) Watt * ∼100% -5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X (Idle: 88.8 W)
397.6 (356min - 412max) Watt * ∼99% -4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100 (Idle: 86 W)
382.88 (282min - 397max) Watt * ∼96%
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F (Idle: 57 W)
379.5 (292min - 402max) Watt * ∼95% +1%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F (Idle: 56 W)
370.5 (209min - 390max) Watt * ∼92% +3%
Temperatures - CPU Temperature Prime95
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3300X
77.5 °C ∼100% +10%
Intel Core i3 9100F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i3-9100F
75 °C ∼97% +7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R3 3100
70.3 °C ∼91%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 1600
64.5 °C ∼83% -8%
Intel Core i5 9400F
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-9400F
61 °C ∼79% -13%

* ... smaller is better

Test system power consumption (idle) - Ryzen 3 3100
Test system power consumption (idle) - Ryzen 3 3100
Test system power consumption (Prime95) - Ryzen 3 3100
Test system power consumption (Prime95) - Ryzen 3 3100
Test system power consumption (Cinebench R15 Multi) - Ryzen 3 3100
Test system power consumption (Cinebench R15 Multi) - Ryzen 3 3100
Test system power consumption (when gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset) - Ryzen 3 3100
Test system power consumption (when gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset) - Ryzen 3 3100
Prime95 stress test - Ryzen 3 3100
Prime95 stress test - Ryzen 3 3100
Test system power consumption (idle) - Ryzen 3 3300X
Test system power consumption (idle) - Ryzen 3 3300X
Test system power consumption (Prime95) - Ryzen 3 3300X
Test system power consumption (Prime95) - Ryzen 3 3300X
Test system power consumption (Cinebench R15 Multi) - Ryzen 3 3300X
Test system power consumption (Cinebench R15 Multi) - Ryzen 3 3300X
Test system power consumption (when gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset) - Ryzen 3 3300X
Test system power consumption (when gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset) - Ryzen 3 3300X
Prime95 stress test - Ryzen 3 3300X
Prime95 stress test - Ryzen 3 3300X

Overclocking - Extracting the hidden power

If you want to squeeze out a bit more performance from the processor, the only option left is overclocking. We also did this with the two Ryzen 3 models and were able to achieve an increase in performance of up to 14%. The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 makes the bigger performance leap due to the lower base clock speed.

Both processors could be run at 4.4 GHz on all cores without any problems and with little effort. However, a stable operation was no longer possible at 4.5 GHz. But this requires sufficient cooling to ensure a stable operation. The Nvidia Titan RTX used in the test couldn't benefit from the improved CPU performance though.

Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
98.7 pt ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
95.2 pt ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
95 pt ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
91.1 pt ∼91%
Intel Core i5 9400F
88.6 pt ∼89%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
87.2 pt ∼87%
Intel Core i3 9100F
74.6 pt ∼75%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
205 Points ∼100% +15%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
199 Points ∼97% +12%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
195 Points ∼95% +10%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
178 Points ∼87%
Intel Core i5 9400F
173 Points ∼84% -3%
Intel Core i3 9100F
171 Points ∼83% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
155 Points ∼76% -13%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
1200 Points ∼100% +21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
1174 Points ∼98% +18%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
1101 Points ∼92% +11%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
1071 Points ∼89% +8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
991 Points ∼83%
Intel Core i5 9400F
984 Points ∼82% -1%
Intel Core i3 9100F
634 Points ∼53% -36%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
510 Points ∼100% +14%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
504 Points ∼99% +13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
500 Points ∼98% +12%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
446 Points ∼87%
Intel Core i5 9400F
416 Points ∼82% -7%
Intel Core i3 9100F
414 Points ∼81% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
381 Points ∼75% -15%
CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
2705 Points ∼100% +19%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
2672 Points ∼99% +17%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
2577 Points ∼95% +13%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
2430 Points ∼90% +6%
Intel Core i5 9400F
2378 Points ∼88% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
2282 Points ∼84%
Intel Core i3 9100F
1175 Points ∼43% -49%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
13488 Points ∼100% +26%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
12952 Points ∼96% +21%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
11998 Points ∼89% +12%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
11993 Points ∼89% +12%
Intel Core i5 9400F
11185 Points ∼83% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
10702 Points ∼79%
Intel Core i3 9100F
8742 Points ∼65% -18%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Intel Core i3 9100F
49429 Points ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i5 9400F
49072 Points ∼99% +7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
49047 Points ∼99% +7%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
47881 Points ∼97% +5%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
47829 Points ∼97% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
45870 Points ∼93% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
45766 Points ∼93%
1280x720 Performance
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
29124 Points ∼100% +16%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
28884 Points ∼99% +15%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
27250 Points ∼94% +9%
Intel Core i5 9400F
27081 Points ∼93% +8%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
26070 Points ∼90% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
25107 Points ∼86%
Intel Core i3 9100F
23108 Points ∼79% -8%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
16220 Points ∼100% +21%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
15339 Points ∼95% +14%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
15077 Points ∼93% +12%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
14632 Points ∼90% +9%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
13430 Points ∼83%
Intel Core i5 9400F
12616 Points ∼78% -6%
Intel Core i3 9100F
8958 Points ∼55% -33%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Intel Core i3 9100F
36491 Points ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5 9400F
36421 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
35640 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
35545 Points ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
35447 Points ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
35423 Points ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
34494 Points ∼95% -3%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz
24042 Points ∼100% +8%
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
23629 Points ∼98% +6%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz
23399 Points ∼97% +5%
Intel Core i5 9400F
23324 Points ∼97% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm)
23190 Points ∼96% +4%
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
22193 Points ∼92%
Intel Core i3 9100F
20679 Points ∼86% -7%

Ryzen 3 3100 @ 4.4 GHz

Cinebench R15 @ 4.4 GHz
Cinebench R15 @ 4.4 GHz
Cinebench R20 @ 4.4 GHz
Cinebench R20 @ 4.4 GHz
3DMark 11 @ 4.4 GHz
3DMark 11 @ 4.4 GHz
3DMark Fire Strike @ 4.4 GHz
3DMark Fire Strike @ 4.4 GHz

Ryzen 3 3300X @ 4.4 GHz

Cinebench R15 @ 4.4 GHz
Cinebench R15 @ 4.4 GHz
Cinebench R20 @ 4.4 GHz
Cinebench R20 @ 4.4 GHz
3DMark 11 @ 4.4 GHz
3DMark 11 @ 4.4 GHz
3DMark Fire Strike @ 4.4 GHz
3DMark Fire Strike @ 4.4 GHz

Pros

+ 4 cores with SMT
+ good system performance
+ price-performance ratio
+ PCI Express 4.0 support
+ good overclocking potential
+ suitable for small systems

Cons

- higher energy demand in idle usage than with the competition

Verdict - A lot of performance for a small price

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X in review: Provided by AMD Germany
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X in review: Provided by AMD Germany
The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X in review: Provided by AMD Germany

With the new Ryzen 3, AMD shows once again what's possible with Zen2. Compared to the previous generation based on Zen+, the performance could be increased significantly. In addition, Intel became increasingly under pressure, but this may look different again soon because Comet Lake-S is already in the starting blocks. For this reason, one could almost think that AMD has slept through the start of the new Ryzen 3 generation a bit, since Zen2 has been on the market for a while. But AMD can still rely on PCI Express 4.0 as a unique selling point, since Intel's 10th generation will not support this either. The fact that Ryzen 3 is now also equipped with SMT is not only pleasing to us but has been demanded for a long time. This enables a few percent points in the performance comparison, which AMD often wins with the new processors compared to Intel.

The budget version of the new Ryzen 3 processors turns out to be a true price-performance winner due to its good overclocking capabilities.

Both Ryzen models are fast in terms of pure performance, although the six native cores of the Intel Core i5-9400F provide slightly better frame rates in games. Both models are close together when it comes to pricing and are significantly cheaper than the Intel Core i5-9400F. The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 makes a start with 109 Euros (~$118) and offers a solid performance to get a fast system up and running. Due to the lower base and turbo clock speeds, the Ryzen 3 3100 lacks a bit of IPC in comparison to the Ryzen 3 3300X, so that the Ryzen 3 3300X achieved significantly better frame rates in games together with the Nvidia Titan RTX. You only have to pay 20 Euros (~$22) more for the faster model, which we find justifiable.

However, both models get a purchase recommendation because they deliver a very good performance for the respective use without putting a deep dent in the wallet. In addition, there's good overclocking capabilities of the Ryzen 3 3100, which can reach the performance of a Ryzen 3 3300X with a few skillful adjustments. The overclocking potential of the Ryzen 3 3300X is significantly lower.

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Sebastian Bade, 2020-05-19 (Update: 2020-05-19)
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