Amd challenge intel budget chips
It looks like AMD will make a big splash in the budget CPU market when it plans to release two new budget processors. These won't be part of the Ryzen 4000 series as some people hope, but they will actually be two new inexpensive Ryzen 3 processors. Update
: AMD has officially announced the upcoming AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X CPUs - learn more here!
This news comes from a leak from a person who brought us a lot of information from AMD in the past. Twitter user momomo_us discovered these two new Ryzen 3 CPUs: Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100.
Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 are desktop CPUs with four cores and eight threads. Both will also have 10 MB of cache and 65 W of TDP. They are slightly different in clock speed. The main frequency of Ryzen 3 3300X will be increased to 4.3 GHz, while the main frequency of Ryzen 3 3100 will be slightly slower at 3.9 GHz.
Although these processors can be labeled as cheap, they still look impressive. These will also be the first batch of processors in the Ryzen 3 series that are not APUs. This is usually the target market for AMD desktop APUs (such as Ryzen 5 3400G).
ComputerBase found some retail listings for these two processors, indicating that they can be purchased as separate components. According to Twitter user @KOMACHI_ENSAKA, the price for the Ryzen 3 3300X is about $ 120 and the price for the Ryzen 3 3100 is about $ 104.
This pricing structure does raise some questions, however. The price is so low, can these units start to compete with AMD's Zen and Zen + processors? In particular, the Ryzen 1600 has been recently updated and the price is around $ 100.
These two new processors can also compete with the Intel Comet Lake chips that will be released later this month. The Core i3 10100 will have four cores and eight threads with a clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock of 4.4 GHz.
If these processors are prepared to compete with Intel products, this may be why they are willing to buy at such a low price. If we hear any further confirmations about these rumors during this time, we will provide you with the latest information here.