Ryzen 3 3100: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Ryzen 3 3100 provides acceptable benchmark performance at 7.71% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

AMD started Ryzen 3 3100 sales 24 April 2020 at a recommended price of $99. This is a Matisse (Zen 2) architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 7 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 3900 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 95 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

Primary details

Ryzen 3 3100 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking895
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation31.78
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesMatisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop)
Architecture codenameMatisse (Zen 2) (2019−2020)
Release date24 April 2020 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$99of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$84 (0.8x MSRP)of 15069 (EPYC 7663)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads8
Base clock speed3.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.9 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache96K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache16 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography7 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size74 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors3,800 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 3 3100 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM4
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 3 3100. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsDDR4-3200 RAM, PCIe 4, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, SMT, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SME
AES-NI+
FMA+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 3 3100's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version4.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 3 3100. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 3 3100 7.71

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen 3 3100 11928

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 3 3100 1484

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Ryzen 3 3100 5100

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Ryzen 3 3100 5181

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen 3 3100 23406

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Ryzen 3 3100 11

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Ryzen 3 3100 991

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 3 3100 178

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 3 3100 1.99

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 3 3100 5.4

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 3 3100 4848

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 3 3100 59

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 3 3100 203

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Ryzen 3 3100's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


Core i5-10505 102.08
Core i5-10400 101.82
Core i7-8700B 100.13
Ryzen 3 3100 100

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen 3 3100 is Core i7-8700B, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 3 3100:

Core i5-10505 102.08
Core i5-10400 101.82
Core i7-8700B 100.13
Ryzen 3 3100 100

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Ryzen 3 3100, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen 3 3100 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 10052 configurations using Ryzen 3 3100 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.5% (49/10052)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.02% (2/10052)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.03% (3/10052)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.01% (1/10052)
RTX 4070 SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
0.02% (2/10052)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (14/10052)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.01% (1/10052)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (18/10052)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.04% (4/10052)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.03% (3/10052)

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