While not available yet, benchmarks got released for the new Ryzen 3 processors. The two new models are:
- The Ryzen 3 3300X, 4 cores, 8 threads, 4.3 GHz boost clock
- The Ryzen 3 3100, 4 cores, 8 threads, 3.9 GHz boost clock
Using the strong Zen 2 architecture, the two quad cores reach excellent performance in games. In a first update of the meta benchmark, the 3300X came surprisingly close to the Ryzen 5 3600 and beat the Intel Core i7-7700K (older, but with its 4 cores and 8 threads similar). The smaller 3100 ranks some positions below, but still offers good performance:
Please see the current comparison data, additional benchmarks will be added soon and are likely to change some ratings.
Looks like those processors will be good option when they arrive in the market. But keep in mind that 4 cores are less future proof than 6 - and with the announced prices, the Ryzen 5 3600 as well as the Ryzen 5 1600 AF will be close alternatives. But that might change fast, with a small price cut these new Ryzen 3 processors could dominate the budget market.