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AMD Ryzen 3 3300X continues its benchmark rampage by fending off both the Intel Core i3-10300 and Core i7-7700K in Fire Strike

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X can use the AM4 platform. (Image source: AMD)
The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X can use the AM4 platform. (Image source: AMD)
The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X has been spotted on 3DMark’s Fire Strike racking up a healthy Physics Score that should please anyone considering a future purchase of this budget desktop CPU. The Ryzen 3 3300X managed to surpass the upcoming Intel Core i3-10300 and scored higher than the Intel Core i7-7700K that we have tested several times.
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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.

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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*
Price US$120 c. US$150? US$339-US$350**

*Median score in our tests; max score = 14,325 points

**Intel recommended customer price

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04-28 (Update: 2020-04-29)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.