AMD Officially Announces Ryzen 3 3000 Series and B550 Chipset

AMD has finally officially unveiled its Ryzen 3 3000 series desktop processors as well as its highly anticipated B550 chipset. The first of the company’s Ryzen 3 3000 series processors include the Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X.

The new desktop processors are still built on AMD’s Zen 2 core architecture and includes features such as Simultaneous Multi-threading (SMT) technology, which was previously only available on higher tiered processors like the Ryzen 5.

Both the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X feature four cores and eight threads along with a TDP of 65 watts and an 18MB cache. The Ryzen 3 3300X features much faster clocks though at 3.8GHz (base) and 4.3GHz (boost) while the Ryzen 3 3100 is clocked at 3.6GHz (base) and 3.9GHz (boost).

AMD Client Business Unit Senior Vice President and General Manager Saeid Moshkelani said in a statement to the press:

“Games and applications are becoming more and more demanding, and with this, users are demanding more from their PCs. AMD is committed to providing solutions that meet and exceed those demands for all levels of computing. With the addition of these new Ryzen 3 desktop processors we are continuing this commitment with our mainstream gaming customers. We’ve taken performance up a level, doubling the processing threads of our Ryzen 3 processors to propel gaming and multitasking experiences to new heights.”

AMD has also unveiled its new B550 chipset, the more affordable alternative to the company’s enthusiast-level X570. Not much information on the B550 chipset was announced but the cmopany did say that B550-based motherboards will be available starting June 16, 2020, from several ODM partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, Gigabyte, and MSI.

As for the new Ryzen 3000 series, both processors will be available sometime in May 2020 with an SRP of USD 99 for the Ryzen 3 3100 and USD 120 for the Ryzen 3 3300X.