Ryzen 3 3000 and B550 Series Chipset Details Revealed

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AMD revealed the Ryzen 3 3100/3300 and B550 chipsets on April 21st. The Ryzen 3 3100/3300 will be released on May 21, and the B550-equipped motherboard will be on or after June 16, but a little more detailed material was released before this, so I would like to introduce it.

It will be released on May 20 in the United States. By the way, at this level, the only difference between the two products is the operating frequency.

Ryzen 3 3100/3300

The first thing about Ryzen 3 has two variants, both have 4 cores and 8 threads, and L3 is 16MB. TDP 65W power supply is also universal. As mentioned above, the only difference is the operating frequency and price. The domestic price of Ryzen 3 3300X is 120 USD, and for Ryzen 3 3100 is MSRP is 99 USD. By the way, product positioning can be found below. The Ryzen 3 3100 announced this time is competing against the Core i3-9100F and the Ryzen 3 3300X against Core i5-9400F, respectively.

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What is related to this is that it was announced today that the Ryzen 5 1600AF would be released domestically. AMD has introduced this Ryzen 5 1600AF as the so-called inventory disposal of 12 nm process products, and if it issues a 7 nm process, Ryzen 3 3100 at a price below this, nobody will buy Ryzen 5 1600 AF Isn’t it? That’s my guess (or preferably, the inferior kind). I know that the price strategy is rather tricky, but it cannot be denied that the attractiveness of the Ryzen 3 3100 has diminished as a result.

This is just the lineup for the first half of this year, and it is expected that the second half will change again (probably the Ryzen 4000 series will be introduced).

Well, first, the result of comparing Ryzen 3 3100 with the previous generation Ryzen 3 2300X and Core i3-9100 is the photo below. It doesn’t feel like it’s big enough to drain water, but it’s understandable that it feels like they can fight in equal terms.

In the first place, the performance difference is unlikely to occur with PCMark, etc., but in all the tests, it is the performance that exceeds Core i3-9100F. 7Zip and Cinebench nT will be useful with 8 threads (Core i3-9100F and Ryzen 3 2300X have 4 cores and 4 threads).

I don’t want to complain about the results, but I wonder how much needs there are in Core i3.

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I think this is my favorite. The details of what GPU cards were combined and what environment they were tested in are not disclosed.

Next is the Ryzen 3 3300X, but an exciting story As you know, Ryzen 3000 series consists of CCD (CPU Chiplet) and CIoD (I / O Chiplet) with two CCXs. However, in the case of Ryzen 3, it has 4 cores,

  • Take advantage of 2 CCXs, 2 cores each
  • Make one CCX full of 4 cores and kill the other

There are two patterns processor works on; The major performance advantage here is that only one CCX can be used. This is because the communication between CCXs goes through CIoD once, so the latency is large. This is the same for sharing L3, and when accessing L3 of CCX on the other side from one CCX, it will be via CIoD so that it will be slower & the bandwidth will be low (Infinity Fabric between CCD and CIoD Bandwidth becomes a bottleneck). Therefore, in Ryzen 3 3300X, by taking a 4 + 0 configuration that makes full use of one CCX with 4 cores, the performance is improved compared to Ryzen 3 3100 (or rather, Ryzen 3 3300X is Native performance, Ryzen 3 3100 is (Slightly shackled).

Strictly speaking, there could be a 1 + 3 configuration, but it seems that it was decided that Yield could be kept high enough without expanding the lineup to that extent.

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So what is the performance of the higher-performer Ryzen 3 3300X? This is explained in the slides below. The competition is Core i5-9400F.

It’s interesting to compare with the Third Photo, but the performance difference is more remarkable.

Like the Second Photo of 3100 Series, I’m not sure how much needs there are. Well, there may be some people who do simple video transcoding or digital camera development.

Like Third Photo of 3100 Series, Deus Ex: Manking Divided seems to be bad at Ryzen. However, the reason why PUBG, which had a frame rate of 93% compared to Core i3-9100F, has improved its performance a little by 102% here is the effect of changing the 2 + 2 configuration to the 4 + 0 configuration?

By the way, the package is the same thin type as before, and Wraith Stealth is included.

AMD B550

The B550 Chipset was announced along with this. As you can see from the model number, it is a chipset for the middle range, but Dual GPU support and PCIe Gen4 / Gen3 support are newly added (Photo 12). Here is a summary of the main differences (Photo 13). in short,

PCIe x16 from CPU supports Gen4
PCIe x4 from CPU also supports Gen4
PCIe from Chipset supports PCIe Gen3

It became a form. The NVMe M.2 SSD for boot uses PCIe x4 lanes coming out of the CPU so that you can fully utilize the advantages of PCIe Gen4 compatible products, whose lineup is increasing recently. Here (Photo 14) is the actual configuration. The number of I / F itself is almost the same as that of B450, but it may be considered that B550, which has been partially speeded up & Dual GPU support, was added.

I think the need for Dual GPUs has decreased with this grade of Chipset, though compared to the one-time period.

The USB from the CPU is now compatible with USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gbps).

Is it inferior to Intel compared to the one without built-in Wi-Fi?

However, it should be noted that the Ryzen B550 is made only for products manufactured in the 7nm process, not the Ryzen 3000G series or Ryzen 2000 series manufactured in the 12nm process. In other words, it will not work on old CPUs, so be careful. Already more than 60 products are currently being designed and will be flooding the market with the announcement of June 16th.

Of course, it can support the upcoming Ryzen 4000G series and probably the Ryzen 4000 series that will be launched in the third quarter.

Normally these would have been unveiled at COMPUTEX in June, but this year it’s a bit disappointing that COMPUTEX has been postponed to September.

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPU Lineup Specifications with Prices

CPU NameCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockCache (L2+L3)PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH)TDPLaunch Price
Ryzen 9 3950X16/323.5 GHz4.7 GHz72 MB40105W$749 US
Ryzen 9 3900XDec-243.8 GHz4.6 GHz70 MB40105W$499 US
Ryzen 7 3800XAug-163.9 GHz4.5 GHz36 MB40105W$399 US
Ryzen 7 3700XAug-163.6 GHz4.4 GHz36 MB4065W$329 US
Ryzen 5 3600X06-Dec3.8 GHz4.4 GHz35 MB4095W$249 US
Ryzen 5 360006-Dec3.6 GHz4.2 GHz35 MB4065W$199 US
Ryzen 5 3500X (China Only)06-Jun3.6 GHz4.1 GHz35 MB4065W$159 US
Ryzen 3 3300X04-Aug3.8 GHz4.3 GHz18 MBTBD65W$120
Ryzen 3 310004-Aug3.6 GHz3.9 GHz18 MBTBD65W$99

If you are interested in the Ryzen 3 3100, it is available for pre-order with retail availability planned out for the 21st of May 2020.

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Adeel Younashttps://techwafer.com
Editor-in-Chief at TechWafer (previously The Tech) an Entrepreneur, Blogger, Developer, and Freelancer.

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