RYZEN 3 3300X: THE NEW KING OF THE BUDGET SEGMENT
On 21st April 2020 AMD launched their fastest RYZEN 3 processor named RYZEN 3 3300x. This processor is a beast at its price point which is only 120$, (Note: Price of this processor is subject to changes due to the current Covid-19 situation in the country, hence the price in INR is not included) and anyone building a pc or looking to change their processor in the budget segment should seriously consider it. In this article we are going to cover the specifications of this processor, the most suitable setup for the processor and we will also include our final verdict on it, so stick right to the end.
RYZEN 3 3300x is a prime example of how far Intel vs AMD rivalry has changed the market in the recent years. RYZEN 3 3300x offers almost the same if not more in certain areas when compared to Intel’s i7 7700k which was launched just 3 years ago and was priced about 350$. Now RYZEN 3 3300x gets the same job done in just 120$. We will compare the RYZEN 3 with a number of different processors in a different post, for now let’s take a look at its specifications.
|NUMBER OF CPU CORES||4|
|NUMBER OF CPU THREADS||8|
|BASE CLOCK||3.8 GHz|
|MAX BOOST CLOCK||upto 4.3 GHz|
|MEMORY SUPPORT||3200MHz DDR4|
|COOLER INCLUDED||Wraith Stealth|
Further, the RYZEN 3 3300x has a ccx layout of 4+0. Now if you are not familiar with what it basically means, all you need to know is that it provides better performance due to reduction in time of which the cores take to communicate with each other. Another point that must be noted here is that it does not include an integrated graphics, so a dedicated graphics card is a must for this CPU.
Now talking about the cooler, you get a wraith stealth cooler included in the box. Overall it gets the job done and is a pretty decent one for normal use. However if you want to over-clock the processor I would highly recommend not using it and instead opt for an air cooler or a liquid cooler.
Overall the specifications offered at this price point are absolutely stellar of a deal and gives a strong competition to a number of intel processors like i5-9400f, i7-7700k, and many more.
Since a dedicated graphics card is a must with this processor hence we suggest GTX 1650 or GTX 1650 super with it. You can even pair it up with a 1660 super or AMD 5600xt if you have a higher budget.
As far as the motherboard goes we would suggest using a b450 series motherboard paired up with 8-16 gigs of RAM and you got yourself a pc setup that can handle 1080p gaming at high settings with ease.
in my opinion RYZEN 3 3300x is an incredible value for money processor. It will definitely sit on top of my list of budget processors because of the power and the performance it offers as compared to other processors in the same price range.