AMD's Ryzen 3 2300X budget CPU OC potential and Cinebench results leaked
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The mid-range and mid-high-end processors based on AMD’s Zen+ architecture are already available, and performance is mostly on par with Intel’s counterparts. AMD usually gets more sales in the entry-level to mid-range sectors, but the company has not yet officially announced any entry-level solutions. According to Chinese forum Chiphell, AMD's entry-level processors should arrive soon, as one of the forum users was able to benchmark a prototype Rzyen 3 2300X model.
CPU-Z shows that the Ryzen 3 2300X is a quad-core/quad-thread model running at 3.5 GHz by default (4.0 GHz boost). It also comes with 8 MB of L3 cache and is rated 65 W max TDP. The Chiphell user was able to overclock the model to 4.3 GHz @1.38 V core on air cooling only, so the CPU may be pushed to higher clocks on liquid-based coolers. Performance-wise, the Ryzen 3 2300X managed to score 690 points in Cinebench R15 running at default clocks, situating it somewhere between Intel’s i3-8100 and i3-8350K models.
This budget variant is going to benefit most from the launch of the B450 mid-range series of motherboards that is expected to arrive later this summer. The MSRP for the Ryzen 3 2300X should not go over US$140, according to WCCFTech.
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