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AMD Ryzen 3 3100: specs and benchmarks
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AMD started AMD Ryzen 3 3100 sales 24 April 2020 at a recommended price of $99. This is 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 DDR4-3200 memory.
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of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.
Of Ryzen 3 3100 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance rating||525|
|Value for money||54.49|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Series||Matisse (Ryzen 3000 Desktop)|
|Architecture codename||Matisse (Zen 2) (2019−2020)|
|Release date||24 April 2020 (2 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$99||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Price now||$138 (1.4x MSRP)||of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
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 cores||4 (Quad-Core)|
|Base clock speed||3.6 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||3.9 GHz||of 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)|
|L1 cache||96K (per core)||of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)|
|L2 cache||512K (per core)||of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)|
|L3 cache||16 MB (shared)||of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)|
|Chip lithography||7 nm||of 5 (Apple M1)|
|Die size||74 mm2|
|Maximum case temperature (TCase)||95 °C||of 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)|
|Number of transistors||3,800 million||of 57000 (Apple M1 Max)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 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 configuration||1||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||65 Watt||of 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 extensions||86x MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A,-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2|
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
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 types||DDR4-3200||of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)|
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.
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.
- Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
- WinRAR 4.0
- TrueCrypt AES
- x264 encoding pass 2
- x264 encoding pass 1
- Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
- Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
- Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
- Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
- Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
- GeekBench 5 Single-Core
- GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GeekBench 5 Single-Core
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
Overall Ryzen 3 3100 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 3 3100 from Intel is Core i5-10505, which is faster by 2% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.
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