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AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Processor, £90.99 at Currys PC World with voucher code
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The AMD Ryzen 3100 processor includes 4 CPU Cores with 8 threads and a base clock of 3.6GHz that can be boosted to 3.9GHz. These CPU's are compatible with motherboards using the AM4 socket and also support PCIe 4.0. Support for DDR4 Memory continues with the recommended frequencies being between 3200-3600MHz for optimal performance. Office apps, photo editing, web surfing and watching top streamers are a breeze thanks to incredible multithreaded processing. AMD Ryzen™ 3 processors are powered to deliver high performance fidelity you can see.

Specification:
- AMD Ryzen™ 3 3100
- AM4, Zen 2,
- 4 Core, 8 Thread,
- 3.6GHz Base, 3.9GHz Turbo,
- 18MB Cache
- PCIe 4.0
- 65W
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Great budget gaming chip. May be worth the extra £20 for a 3300x if you can stretch, as this equals the old favourite i7 7700k for gaming and also largely equals the Ryzen 3600, but the 3100 isn’t that far behind and the Ryzens typically are faster for productivity too.
The only slight drawback over higher Ryzens is the 8 threads of both. No issue for gaming at the moment, but if cores become more important due to the new consoles, this may become a factor against the 12 threads of a 360. I doubt intel can do anything about this now. They’ve managed to hold back multi core progress long enough. Low core gaming could be in trouble, together with older intel chips.
High ipc unicore performance for gaming is dying and will continue to do. Its now only left in the mindset of the gamer.
taras11/08/2020 08:21

High ipc unicore performance for gaming is dying and will continue to do. …High ipc unicore performance for gaming is dying and will continue to do. Its now only left in the mindset of the gamer.


And the crysis gamer.
Any recommendations for a budget board to go with this? Toying with the idea of upgrading the home server.
Buy the 3300X if you can afford it,
if you can't wait save your pennies and buy it.

And If you want better than 3300X you're wrong.
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taras11/08/2020 08:21

High ipc unicore performance for gaming is dying and will continue to do. …High ipc unicore performance for gaming is dying and will continue to do. Its now only left in the mindset of the gamer.



Not going away any time in the next 3-4 years. Which is when most PC gamers upgrade any way.

Plus the millions of existing games you could still play, just because one AAA comes out in the next 5 years that makes quad core, eight thread CPUs less viable doesn't mean you literally cannot play games on your rig any more.

Look where this talk of massively threaded gaming has gone, folks who bought AMD CPUs around 5-10 years ago because they had more cores than Intel were told they were "future proofed" which turned out to be one of the biggest lies ever told to PC gamers. Yet folks who bought higher-end Intel chips are still playing modern AAA games now.
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z0mbi311/08/2020 09:09

Any recommendations for a budget board to go with this? Toying with the …Any recommendations for a budget board to go with this? Toying with the idea of upgrading the home server.



Literally any B450 chipset motherboard.

Mind that this GPU doesn't have onboard graphics, so if you need video output for initial set up you'll need a GPU.
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iceburglettuce11/08/2020 07:42

Great budget gaming chip. May be worth the extra £20 for a 3300x if you …Great budget gaming chip. May be worth the extra £20 for a 3300x if you can stretch, as this equals the old favourite i7 7700k for gaming and also largely equals the Ryzen 3600, but the 3100 isn’t that far behind and the Ryzens typically are faster for productivity too.The only slight drawback over higher Ryzens is the 8 threads of both. No issue for gaming at the moment, but if cores become more important due to the new consoles, this may become a factor against the 12 threads of a 360. I doubt intel can do anything about this now. They’ve managed to hold back multi core progress long enough. Low core gaming could be in trouble, together with older intel chips.


Admittedly I've stopped checking recently, but recommending the 3300x is rather pointless.

It's never in stock and when it is, stores usually have more backorders to fill than available units.

Everyone knows it better value at 15-25 quid more. But it is virtually unobtainable at this point unless you pay over the odds. Beyond that I certainly wouldn't be waiting on a 3300x to come into stock as the performance increase just isn't worth the wait.

Buy a 3100 and pocket the money. Even just put the change towards a better GPU.
z0mbi311/08/2020 09:09

Any recommendations for a budget board to go with this? Toying with the …Any recommendations for a budget board to go with this? Toying with the idea of upgrading the home server.


Like Ollie87 said any b450 motherboard, if your on a budget get a micro, and if u want to go even cheaper a320m boards will also support this
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Jase8711/08/2020 09:36

Admittedly I've stopped checking recently, but recommending the 3300x is …Admittedly I've stopped checking recently, but recommending the 3300x is rather pointless.It's never in stock and when it is, stores usually have more backorders to fill than available units.Everyone knows it better value at 15-25 quid more. But it is virtually unobtainable at this point unless you pay over the odds. Beyond that I certainly wouldn't be waiting on a 3300x to come into stock as the performance increase just isn't worth the wait.Buy a 3100 and pocket the money. Even just put the change towards a better GPU.



Yup, marginal difference innit. Even with a 2080 Ti

1080P

1440p

4K

So yeah, why spend nearly 27% more for 0.5 to 3% more performance (depending on what resolution you play at). Especially given people will be pairing both the 3100 and 3300X with more budget GPUs any way, so the difference will be even less.
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jammiejam2k6911/08/2020 09:41

Like Ollie87 said any b450 motherboard, if your on a budget get a micro, …Like Ollie87 said any b450 motherboard, if your on a budget get a micro, and if u want to go even cheaper a320m boards will also support this


Personally I'd avoid A320 like it had COVID.
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deleted55525211/08/2020 09:45

Personally I'd avoid A320.


Personally I would too, but some people are on tighter budgets than others
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jammiejam2k6911/08/2020 09:46

Personally I would too, but some people are on tighter budgets than others



True, but there's a difference between it being cheap and it being good value.

Pennywise, pound foolish.
iceburglettuce11/08/2020 07:42

Great budget gaming chip. May be worth the extra £20 for a 3300x if you …Great budget gaming chip. May be worth the extra £20 for a 3300x if you can stretch, as this equals the old favourite i7 7700k for gaming and also largely equals the Ryzen 3600, but the 3100 isn’t that far behind and the Ryzens typically are faster for productivity too.The only slight drawback over higher Ryzens is the 8 threads of both. No issue for gaming at the moment, but if cores become more important due to the new consoles, this may become a factor against the 12 threads of a 360. I doubt intel can do anything about this now. They’ve managed to hold back multi core progress long enough. Low core gaming could be in trouble, together with older intel chips.



True a great little chip along with the 3100 also. Although i personally have moved onto 6+ cores now, smother gameplay.
Bought this cpu in July for a budget self build gaming pc. Like others have said I would have bought the 3300x but no stock anywhere, and after research found the difference small enough that this would be fine. Plus this runs cooler than the 3300x.

Overall I'm really happy with the cpu. It has good temps and the stock cooler is nice and quiet.

I have it paired with a 5500xt so the cpu is fine during gaming.

Playing Doom 2016 at Ultra settings 1440p and getting 100fps.

Played Borderlands 3 at High settings 1080p at approx 50-60 fps.

In my opinion if you're on a tight budget this is a great cpu.
Jase8711/08/2020 09:36

Admittedly I've stopped checking recently, but recommending the 3300x is …Admittedly I've stopped checking recently, but recommending the 3300x is rather pointless.It's never in stock and when it is, stores usually have more backorders to fill than available units.Everyone knows it better value at 15-25 quid more. But it is virtually unobtainable at this point unless you pay over the odds. Beyond that I certainly wouldn't be waiting on a 3300x to come into stock as the performance increase just isn't worth the wait.Buy a 3100 and pocket the money. Even just put the change towards a better GPU.


Scan expecting 14th Aug and Ebuyer are expecting some on 24th Aug.
iceburglettuce11/08/2020 14:31

Scan expecting 14th Aug and Ebuyer are expecting some on 24th Aug.


That doesn't mean you will get one then. ( Assuming they even turn up)

That's the date they are next expecting a delivery, however it will be heavily back ordered by personal users and other companies who need the stock for pre builds. Plus places like Scan will also be keeping X amount set aside for their own pre builds.

There's literally a shortage all over the world so allocations remain small. People might get lucky, but I sincerely doubt it.
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chaank11/08/2020 10:01

smother gameplay.


Leave your kinks off this site.

Also, given the 3600X is only about 6% faster for gaming at 1440p I'm not sure why you'd need more than this. You're not really going to be pairing either CPU with a 2080 Ti.
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