AMD Ryzen 3 3300X continues its benchmark rampage by fending off both the Intel Core i3-10300 and Core i7-7700K in Fire Strike
AMD’s budget bully, the Ryzen 3 3300X, has been busy pushing similar Intel Core processors around on yet another benchmark. After already flexing its muscles on Geekbench and showing off on Time Spy, this time around the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X has been tested on 3DMark’s Fire Strike, where it pulled up a Physics Score of 14,744 points. The Physics Score is an indicator of how well the CPU in a system performs in this particular benchmark.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is frequently pitted against the Comet Lake Intel Core i3-10300 and the Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7700K because of the similar processor specs (see table below). As has been pointed out before, the older i7-7700K can rely on a higher TDP than the Matisse CPU, and considering it is an Intel chip the power difference with the new AMD part would be considerable. The Ryzen 3 3300X managed the highest Fire Strike score out of the three. In fact, the Ryzen 3 3100 also scored higher than the i3-10300 in this particular example.
Desktop PC builders will be able to get their hands on the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X from May 21 onwards, and it has a retail price of just US$120. The new entry-level Matisse CPU utilizes the AM4 socket, which was launched in late 2016, and the Ryzen 3 3300X also comes with a stock cooler in the box in the form of the Wraith Stealth. It seems it will be close to impossible for the Intel Core i3-10300 to compete against the AMD chip, as it will likely be priced higher and will require a new motherboard that is compatible with the LGA 1200 socket.
|AMD Ryzen 3 3300X||Intel Core i3-10300||Intel Core i7-7700K|
|Cores/threads/TDP||4/8/65 W||4/8/62 W||4/8/91 W|
|Fire Strike Physics Score||14,744 points||13,118 points||13,672.5 points*|
*Median score in our tests; max score = 14,325 points
**Intel recommended customer price