The current Zen-2 CPUs from AMD have so far only been available with at least six cores, as in the case of the popular Ryzen 5 3600. This will change in the course of May with two newly announced Ryzen 3000 processors, for which the first benchmarks have now surfaced are (via Wccftech).
The fastest Ryzen quad-core: According to the benchmark results, the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 are expected to be AMD's fastest four-core processors to date.
That brings them to performance regions like Intel's former top model Core i7 7700K with the same number of cores – at least in certain applications like Cinebench R15.
The information on the 7700K from the following table comes from our own CPU test system, the values of the Ryzen 3 models from new entries in the CPU-Monkey database.
The somewhat older quad-core Ryzen 5 3400G with Zen + architecture instead of the latest version Zen 2, however, achieved clearly lower values of 165 (singlescore) and 848 (multiscore) in our test.
Ryzen 3 3300X vs. Core i7 7700K: Results of the Ryzen 3 3300X have also appeared in Geekbench 5. They are also comparable to the corresponding values of the Core i7 7700K or are just above:
- Ryzen 3 3300X: 5.874 / 20.948
- Core i7 7700K: 5.818 / 20.329
How are the results to be classified?
The values sound realistic
At the same time, they are not surprising, as the Ryzen 3000 CPUs that have already been published are also doing very well in a duel with Intel CPUs with the same number of cores and threads. In the case of the four-core processors, a comparison has so far not been possible due to the lack of corresponding Ryzen 3000 models with Zen 2 architecture.
What gaming performance can I expect? With regard to our current CPU test system, the Ryzen 3 CPUs should rank well ahead of the Ryzen 5 3400G and behind the Ryzen 5 3600. The Core i7 7700K will therefore have a certain lead in our benchmark titles, but it shouldn't be too big.