AMD made an announcement about two of its new SKUs- the Ryzen 3 3300X and the 3100 CPUs. These are the first Ryzen 3 CPUs to have Zen 2 architecture based 7nm quad-core/ 8 thread offerings. For now, AMD only revealed paper specifications. But an Indian-based news website OneIndia couldn’t resist leaking the block diagram of these new CPUs. This slide shows a fascinating core design in the Ryzen 3 3300X, making it to be a pretty potent little CPU.
How AMD is making the Ryzen 3 3300X
To summarize, all Ryzen 3000 series CPUs have 8 core processing units. Each of these CPUs has two CCDs (Core Compute Die) and each of those CCDs has 2 CCXs (Core Compute Complex). AMD enables and configures them based on the SKUs variations each of the chips are stable to provide.
The Ryzen 3 3100 CPU enables two active CCX units, therefore providing 2+2 L3 cache configuration with 8MB each. The Ryzen 3 3300X, however, enables a single CCX with all 4 four active cores with a full 16MB L3 Cache.
Due to the difference in CCX configuration in both of these chips, the Ryzen 3 3100 could have slower cache latency than the 3300X. The Ryzen 3 3300X will also have a bit of an upper hand in single-thread scores as indicated by a Cinebench R15 single thread score that was leaked. It generated a score of 199, putting itself near Intel Core i7-7700K.
We’ll have to wait until the reviews are out to see the real-world benefits. But so far, the Ryzen 3 3300X is turning out to be one impressive 120$ CPU on paper. With AMD B550 chipsets coming out on June 16th, the combination of these will provide a great future-ready gaming PC on a strict budget. Intel is gearing up the release of its LGA 1200 platform but no information reveals its plans for the Core i3 offerings and equivalent mid-range motherboard yet. Many motherboard manufacturers like Gigabyte and ASUS are showing off motherboards for the upcoming Comet Lake-S CPUs. AMD seems confident enough not to release its AMD 4000 series CPUs impatiently. But the red team prefers to strengthen is Ryzen 3 offerings.