AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Review

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Review

AMD pushes its Zen 2 silicon into the mainstream and cheap desktop market with the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X. The CPU has four cores and can handle up to eight processing threads. It receives our Editors’ Choice as the best current-generation true-budget CPU available. AMD also revealed the AMD B550 chipset, which would enable amateur content creators and multiplayer gamers even more inexpensive.

Features and Chipset:

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is the company’s latest flagship processor based on the Zen architecture, and it is available now. It boasts a faster clock speed of 4.3GHz and significantly more L3 cache – up to 16MB compared to the previous generation’s 8MB. It also has a 65W Thermal Design Electricity (TDP), which means it uses very little power and produces very little heat. Rather than two distinct CCXs with two CPU cores each, as the AMD Ryzen 3100, it features four cores on one core. While performance improves by 10-20%, maximum temperature increases by 22% — and this is with stock settings and the same 360mm AIO cooler.


In the Corona and Puget Systems Lightroom Classic benchmark, the R3 3300X outperformed the Core i7 7700K. It scored 844 points, 20 percent more than the 9400F, and outperformed the i7-7700K by more than 50%. In the DaVinci Resolve benchmark, the R3 3100 was likewise 57 percent faster than the Core i3-9100F. These new processors appear to be excellent value for money for people on a budget.

Gaming Benchmarks:

In terms of average frame rate, the 3300X and 3100 were able to match the 2700X, 3600, and 3700X. At 1440p, the margins narrow considerably more, but the R3 3100 is still obviously superior to the 9100F, thanks to a significant 59 percent gain in 1 percent low performance. AMD’s more expensive quad-core processor also managed to outperform Intel’s Core i5 processor by 10%.


The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X may end up being the greatest gaming CPU currently available. With two fewer physical cores and a lower clock speed, it’s 40% faster than Intel’s Core i5-9600K. In games like Metro Exodus and Total War: Three Kingdoms, the CPU is 15 percent and 20 percent faster, respectively. The 2300X gets 2,583 points in Cinebench R20, whereas the 9600K gets 2,507.

Power Consumption:

When it comes to total system power consumption, the 3300X is on par with the somewhat lower-clocked Ryzen 5 3600, whereas the R3 3100 reduced power usage by about 10%. Both consumed significantly more power than Intel’s equivalents, but they were also significantly faster.


  • Excellent value for money in terms of performance 
  • At 1080p, the gaming performances are solid. 
  • Provides new alternatives for budget-conscious creators 
  • It’s compatible with AMD’s AM4 socket. 
  • A good-looking wrapped cooler


  • There are no graphics built into the die.


Anyone designing a fast, but budget-conscious, AMD AM4-based gaming desktop (or a content-creation PC) with a dedicated video card should consider the Ryzen 3 3300X.

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