31 Aug, 2020   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .  AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Desktop Processor Review

Today we are reviewing a processor from AMD which is designed to offer you a balanced performance while gaming and multitasking, the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 desktop processor. The Ryzen 3 3100 processor is based on 7nm architecture offering better performance while still being efficient.

Beside the new processor line, the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor family comes in AM4 socket making it backward compatible with most previous generation AM4 socket motherboards. That is great for people looking for an upgrade and more performance from their existing AMD Ryzen builds.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is a 4 Cores and 8 threads unlocked processor with support for precision boost has a base clock speed of 3.6GHz with Max Boost Clock of 3.9 GHz, which would enable fast creative workloads and gaming.

It comes with wraith stealth cooler ensuring stable performance through effective cooling allowing efficient use of the available fire power.

Now let’s see what more the new AMD Ryzen 3 3100 desktop processor have for us.

Features

Zen2 Architecture
“Zen 2” CPU core includes significant design improvements including larger cache sizes and a redesigned floating-point engine.

AMD Ryzen Master Utility
AMD provides the AMD Ryzen Master utility to access this powerful advantage. As AMD Ryzen Master has evolved to support an increasingly diverse set of CPU products and features, the user interface has also grown increasingly complex. We have developed a useful “basic view” that provides access to the most essential features and telemetry. You can toggle between the new “basic view” and “advanced view” to see the overclocking features that are right for you.

AMD Ryzen VR-Ready Premium
The advanced processing power you need to master demanding VR workloads. Incredible virtual experiences require incredible computing power. Select AMD VR Ready processors unlock virtual worlds for you to enjoy, thanks to advanced AMD FX™ and AMD Ryzen™ processors that meet or exceed the requirements for either the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Windows® Mixed Reality premium head-mounted displays.

Specifications

Looks

Testing

For testing the performance for the new AMD Ryzen 3 3100 desktop processor, we ran few CPU benchmarks and compared it with the Intel’s newer 8-Core 16-Thread Coffee lake i9-9900K CPU. All the CPUs under test were kept to their stock factory settings/ clock speeds as provided by their manufacturers. No overclocking is applied, as overclocking capability of CPU varies from chip to chip, cooling capabilities and many more factors. We also used same liquid cooling solution for all CPUs and ran all tests on same approx. ambient temperature.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 test system configuration -

CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3100
BoardASUS ROG STRIX B550-I
RAM2 X 16GB Corsair Dominator 3000
SSDKingston KC200 500GB nvme
GFX MSI GTX1070Ti
PSU Corsair HydroX Liquid Cooling
PSU Thermaltake 850W Gold
OS Windows 10 Pro (Build 2004)

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

Intel Core i9 9900K

Benchmarks

CPU-Z Bench

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

Intel Core i9 9900K

CINEBENCH R15

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

Intel Core i9 9900K

AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

Intel Core i9 9900K

CINEBENCH R20

Overclocking

AMD’s Ryzen Master

AMD’s Ryzen Master utility is a powerful overclocking and monitoring tool for tuning your AMD Ryzen system within the Windows operating system environment.

List of New features for the AMD’s Ryzen Master utility

  • Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO): Enable and disable the feature, with and without Automatic Overclocking.
  • Package Power Tracking (“PPT”): The PPT% indicates the distance to configured maximum power (in watts) that can be delivered to the processor socket. “Limit” notes totalmotherboard-provided capacity if PBO is enabled.
  • Thermal Design Current (“TDC”): The TDC% indicates the distance to the configured current limit (in amps) that can be delivered by the motherboard voltage regulators when thermally constrained. “Limit” notes total motherboard-provided capacity if PBO is enabled.
  • Electrical Design Current (“EDC”): The EDC% indicates the distance to the configured current limit (in amps) that can be delivered by the motherboard voltage regulators in a peak/transient condition. “Limit” notes total motherboard-provided capacity if PBO is enabled.
  • Fastest Core Detection: The grey stars represent the fastest core(s) within each CCX, while the gold star indicates the fastest core in the chiplet. The circles represent the second fastest cores within the CCXes. This can be extremely useful for breaking single-core clock speed records.
  • Per-CCX Overclocking: It is now possible to independently control the clock speed of each CCX.
  • Topology View: Cores in the UI are now labeled and grouped according to their physical location in the SoC.
  • Active Power Management Insight: AMD Ryzen™ Processors make extensive use of cc6 sleep, rather than frequency adjustments, for active power management. Windows® is unable to probe and report the state of the core in a cc6 state, and instead reports the last active clock before sleep; this may give the illusion that a core is “stuck” at a high idle clock. With this update, users can now see for themselves when a core has entered cc6 sleep and can observe the complete range of idle/sleep frequencies available to the processor. This is the first and only tool in the market with this capability.
  • DRAM Profiles: Users now have access to every memory timing parameter, including drive strengths, on-die termination, and Rtt values. Users can import and export full memory profiles to share with the community.

Using AMD’s Ryzen Master utility we were easily able to overclock AMD Ryzen 3 3100 CPU upto stable 4.30GHz and maximum core clock of 4.4GHz.

Power Consumption

Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS. For max power reading 3D MARK – Time Spy benchmark was used as load.

Pros

  • Great Price
  • CPU cooler included
  • Backward compatibility
  • Nice performance
  • New microarchitecture
  • Faster Memory support

Cons

  • Nil

Conclusion

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is a low cost entry level desktop processor of the Matisse series with 4 cores and 8 threads. It clocks from 3.6 (base) - 3.9 GHz (boost) and uses the Zen 2 microarchitecture. In multi-threaded applications the performance of the Ryzen 3 3100 was good when compared with Core i9-9900K (a more expensive high end CPU). In games and single threaded applications, the performance is slightly lower, Still, the 3100 can be a good pick for an entry level gaming system.

Finally at a price tag of approx. Rs.8500, the new AMD Ryzen 3 3100 desktop processor offers the best price to performance value with 4 cores 8 threads for an entry level gaming system make it worthy of our PC TeK Reviews VALUE Award.

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