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Can you believe that the budget processors of today can already compete with flagships that are just a few years old? According to early Geekbench numbers spotted by APISAK, AMD’s new Zen 2-based Ryzen 3 3300X processor performs almost as good as a Core i7-7700K, Intel’s flagship processor for 2017. That CPU launched for about $330 – but AMD’s offering will be available later next month for just $120.

“The Ryzen 3 3300X scored 5,874 points in the single-core test and 20,948 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench 4,” reported Tom’s Hardware. “The software reported a memory speed of 1,863 MHz, which we suspect should be 3,733 MHz. This means that there was probably some hardcore memory tuning in the background and that the Ryzen 3 3300X was overclocked.”

“The Intel Core i7-7700K, which was Intel’s last quad-core flagship, scored 5,816 points and 20,329 points in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.To be fair, the i7-7700K was paired with DDR4-3200 RAM, while the Ryzen 3 3300X was working with DDR4-3733 memory. Depending on the memory speed, the scale can tip to either side.”

Cinebench R15 scores have also placed AMD’s Ryzen 3 3300X in a very positive light. The budget SKU was able to score 199 in one single-core test, just one point under Intel’s Core i7-7700K, i7-7740X, and i9-9960X.

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  1. Well they are because of AMD, not because Intel.
    Had AMD gone broke everyone would be excited by their 4core 5.2 ghz turbo, 1199$ top of the line chip made in the 14+++++++++ process. There would be lengthy discussions on the internet about buying this chip vs the slightly cooler, slighy lower clocks 10nm 4 core 4.9 ghz but overclockable to 5-5.1 chip at 999$. None with pcie4 each with its own socket, and everyone ever so happy.

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