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AMD Ryzen 3 3300X & 3100 CPU Review

We will be outlining the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X CPUs’ performance while using the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi motherboard. A 16GB (2x8GB) kit of 3200MHz CL14 DDR4 memory serves our test system.

Today’s comparison processors come in the form of:

  • Coffee Lake Refresh Core i3-9100F (4C4T) and Core i5-9400F (6C6T).
  • Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K (4C8T).
  • Matisse ‘Zen 2’ Ryzen 5 3600X (6C12T).
  • Pinnacle Ridge ‘Zen+’ Ryzen 5 1600 AF (6C12T).

Each processor is tested at its default out-of-the-box settings. For the Intel CPUs, forced turbo is disabled where possible and the chips therefore abide by the designated turbo bins, albeit with unlimited turbo duration when set by the motherboard. All-core load frequencies for the tested chips are as follows:

  • Core i7-7700K = 4.5GHz.
  • Core i3-9100F = 4.0GHz.
  • Core i5-9400F = 3.9GHz.
  • Ryzen 5 1600 AF = 3.6GHz.
  • Ryzen 5 3600X = 4.05-4.1GHz.
  • Ryzen 3 3100 = 3.9GHz.
  • Ryzen 3 3300X = 4.2-4.3GHz.

CPU Test System Common Components:

  • Graphics Card: Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Ti XTREME (custom fan curve to minimise thermal throttling).
  • Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill 3200MHz 14-14-14-34 DDR4 @ 1.35V.
  • CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 33 eSports One.
  • Games SSD: Aorus 2TB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD.
  • Power Supply: Seasonic Prime TX-1000.
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

LGA 1151 Rev. 2 System (Core i3-9100F, Core i5-9400F):

  • Core i3-9100F CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F ‘Coffee Lake Refresh’ 4 cores, 4 threads.
  • Core i5-9400F CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F ‘Coffee Lake Refresh’ 6 cores, 6 threads.
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus XTREME (LGA 1151 rev. 2, Z390).
  • System Drive: Plextor M9Pe 512GB.

AM4 System (Ryzen 3 3100, Ryzen 3 3300X, Ryzen 5 1600 AF, Ryzen 5 3600X):

  • Ryzen 3 3100 CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 ‘Matisse’ 4 cores, 8 threads.
  • Ryzen 3 3300X CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X ‘Matisse’ 4 cores, 8 threads.
  • Ryzen 5 1600 AF CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF ‘Pinnacle Ridge’ 6 cores, 12 threads.
  • Ryzen 5 3600X CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X ‘Matisse’ 6 cores, 12 threads.
  • Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi (AM4, X570, AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 1.0.0.4).
  • System Drive: WD Black SN750 500GB.

LGA 1151 System (Core i7-7700K):

  • Core i7-7700K CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K ‘Kaby Lake’ 4 cores, 8 threads.
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z270X-Gaming 7 (LGA 1151, Z270).
  • System Drive: Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB.

Tests:

Productivity-related:

  • Cinebench R20 – All-core & single-core CPU benchmark (CPU)
  • Blender 2.82a – All-core rendering of the BMW benchmark (CPU)
  • HandBrake x264 – Convert 1440p60 H264 video to 1080p60 H264 using the YouTube HQ 1080p60 preset (CPU)
  • 7-Zip – Built-in 7-Zip benchmark test (CPU & Memory)
  • SiSoft Sandra – Memory bandwidth and Cache & Memory Latency Test (Memory)
  • AIDA64 – Memory bandwidth & memory latency (Memory)

Gaming-related:

  • 3DMark Time Spy – Time Spy (DX12) test (Gaming)
  • F1 2019 – 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, Ultra High quality preset, DX12 (Gaming)
  • Grand Theft Auto V – 1920 x 1080, Maximum quality settings, Maximum Advanced Graphics, DX11 (Gaming)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – 1920 x 1080, High settings manually applied, DX12 (Gaming)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, Highest quality preset, no AA, DX12 version (Gaming)
  • The Division 2 – 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, Ultra quality preset, no AA, DX12 version (Gaming)

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