New Low Cost Quad-Core Zen 2 Processors From $99

If one were critiquing AMD’s current line of Zen 2 processors, one of the things to note is that the cheapest option is $199, for the six-core Ryzen 5 3600. This puts the latest hardware from AMD out of reach for anyone building a gaming $900 system or below. In order to redress this balance, AMD is set to launch two new quad core designs in May, starting at $99. The new Ryzen 3 hardware will each feature one Zen 2 core chiplet, run at up to 4.3 GHz, and offer PCIe 4.0 connectivity.

A few years ago, the quad core processor was at the top of the market, and you would need $500 for one. When AMD started launching its quad core parts for as little as $99, the market became interested in what would become the new normal. These new Ryzen 3 parts from AMD, the new low-end quad cores, are helping define that normal, especially with high frequencies and taking advantage of the latest features such as high-speed DDR4, Zen 2 levels of IPC at high frequencies, and PCIe 4.0.










AMD ‘Matisse’ Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs
AnandTechCores

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L3

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PCIe

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Ryzen 93950X16C32T3.54.78 MB64 MB16+4+41+2105W$749
Ryzen 93900X12C24T3.84.66 MB64 MB16+4+41+2105W$499
Ryzen 9390012C24T3.14.36 MB64 MB16+4+41+265WOEM
Ryzen 73800X8C16T3.94.54 MB32 MB16+4+41+1105W$399
Ryzen 73700X8C16T3.64.44 MB32 MB16+4+41+165W$329
Ryzen 53600X6C12T3.84.43 MB32 MB16+4+41+195W$249
Ryzen 536006C12T3.64.23 MB32 MB16+4+41+165W$199
Ryzen 5

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