AMD Ryzen 3 3100 CPU Review

Clock Speed Power and Temp

Before we dive into performance, let’s start by looking at the clock frequencies we experienced with the CPU, its full-load total system Wattage, and Package Temperature in Celsius.  Note that the ambient temperature of the room while testing was 71F.  The test bench is an open-air test system.  The cooling device used was a Corsair Hydro H115i closed-loop liquid cooler on the highest performance profile in Corsair Link.  The power supply in the system is a Seasonic 1000W Titanium.  Total system Wattage is taken at the wall.  Cinebench R20 is used for clock speed, temperature and Wattage testing.

Clock Speed

The boost frequency on the Ryzen 3 3300X is 3.9GHz and the base is 3.6GHz.  Below you will see what we experienced while running Cinebench R20 on all threads.

HWiNFO Clock Speed

Note that Precision Overdrive was disabled.  Our CPU reached a maximum of 3.893GHz.  HWiNFO says the CPU Boost Max is 3900MHz.  Therefore, we are hitting this max boost.  The actual sustained clock speed for each thread as you can see was 3.891GHz, which is right in-line with where it should be when all cores are pushing full-load.


AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Power Testing

In terms of total system Wattage at the wall, the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 consumed 107W running Cinebench R20.  This sits right under the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and only slightly more than the Core i5-9400.  It is more power than the competing Core i3-9100F, but we will have to see how performance lines up.


AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Temperature Testing

For temperature we are taking the package temp reading in HWiNFO.  Our Ryzen 3 3100 hit 64c in Cinebench R20.  This is a few degrees cooler than the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, but warmer by a long shot compared to the Core i3-9100F. 

Brent Justice
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice

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