AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Review

Entry-level Desktop processor released in 2020 with 4 cores and 8 threads. With base clock at 3.8GHz, max speed at 4.3GHz, and a 65W power rating. Ryzen 3 3300X is based on the Matisse 7nm family and part of the Ryzen 3 series.
Price 93%
Speed 63%
Productivity 42%
Gaming 86%
Category Desktop
Target entry-level
Socket Compatibility AM4
Integrated Graphics None
Cooler Included Yes
Overclock Potential 2 %
Year 2020 Model
Price 120 USD
Number of Cores 4 Cores
Number of Threads 8 Threads
Core Frequency 3.8 GHz
Boost Frequency 4.3 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 4.5 GHz
Power Consumption 65 W
Manufacturing Process 7 nm
L3 Cache 16 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Price-Value Score 93 %
Speed Score 63 %
Productivity Score 42 %
Gaming Score 86 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 27.8 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 13.9 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 7 %
Overall Score 50/100

The Ryzen 3 3300X is one of AMD's entry-level Desktop processors. It was released in 2020 with 4 cores and 8 threads. With base clock at 3.8GHz, max speed at 4.3GHz, and a 65W power rating. The Ryzen 3 3300X is based on the Matisse 7nm family and is part of the Ryzen 3 series.

Ryzen 3 3300X is also the successor of AMD's last gen Ryzen 3 2300X processor that was based on the Zen and 14nm process and was released in 2018.

In our mind, the best processors are the ones that deliver outstanding performance at a reasonable price point. And, the Ryzen 3 3300X absolutely nails this concept.

This processor packs 4-cores and 8-threads in a mainstream package for the first time, and does it at a similar price point as the Core i3-9100F, a processor with just 4-cores and 4-threads.

Now, we're asking ourselves whether or not the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X finally dethrones the Core i3-9100F as the de facto ruler of the mainstream processors. Ultimately, it depends: the Ryzen 3 3300X doesn't reach the same single-core performance as Intel, but we're starting to see more games adopt multi-threaded CPUs, so that doesn't matter as much.

AMD Ryzen 3 3rd Generation, and the Zen 2 architecture itself, is notable because it leads 7nm processors to the mainstream for the first time. But, there’s a lot more going on under the hood than just a smaller manufacturing node.

Increased IPC improvements, along with the massive turbo boost of 4.3GHz mean that even in single core performance – long a weak link of AMD’s processors – comes within reaching distance of rival chips.

One thing that the switch to 7nm silicon has allowed for however, is an increase in cache size. AMD is now describing its L3 and L2 cache in a combined spec of 6 x 512 kB and 16. But, because the 7nm CPU cores are contained within their own chiplets, AMD was able to pack much more in – with a whopping 6 x 512 kB and 16. This is a really big deal, as it allows for much faster performance, especially when you’re shooting for high framerates in 1080p games, and will be especially effective in old esports titles like Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

Finally, the shrink down to 7nm allows for much better energy efficiency. Because of the Zen 2 architecture, AMD Ryzen 3 3 Generation processors like the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 should be up to 58% more efficient than comparable Intel processors. This isn’t the most noteworthy feature here, but, hey, it should translate to lower electricity bills, and in today’s economy every little bit helps, right?

AMD's Zen 2 series has landed, upping the ante with Intel in its high-stakes game for desktop PC market dominance with a well-rounded lineup of new chips that push mainstream platforms to higher core counts and more raw compute than we've ever seen. As a result, Intel's commanding presence in the enthusiast space is threatened in a way we haven't seen in over a decade.

The Ryzen 3 3300X takes the basic ingredients of the Zen 2 microarchitecture, which brings an average of 15% more instructions per cycle (IPC) throughput, and 7nm process and melds them into a high-performance chip that is impressive across our test suite, especially when we factor in the competitive pricing, backward compatibility with most AM4 socket motherboards, unlocked overclocking features, and bundled cooler.

The $120 Ryzen 3 3300X lands in the pricing gap between the $143 Core i3-9300 and the $74 Core i3-9100F. Of course, the Core i3-9100F slots in as the Ryzen 3 3300X's natural competitor, and while it matches the AMD part with 4 physical cores, Intels trimming of the Hyper-Threading feature leaves it with less threads than the Ryzen 3 3300X.

As the higher-priced version of the Ryzen 3 3100, the Ryzen 3 3300X has higher base and Boost frequencies of 3.8 and 4.3 GHz, respectively. That's an increase in base frequency and a bump to boost clocks, but the real advantage should lay in the higher Package Power Tracking (PPT) envelope, which is a measurement of the maximum amount of power delivered to the socket. The Ryzen 3 3100's PPT tops out at 65W, while the motherboard can pump up to 142W to the Ryzen 3 3300X at peak performance. That opens up much more aggressive boost behavior, on both single and multiple cores, that could widen the performance gap beyond what we see on the spec sheet.

As we've seen, gaming remains an advantage for Intel, so if squeezing out every last frame is all you care about, Intel's processors are a good choice. Much of that performance advantage will be less noticeable when gaming at higher resolutions, or if you pair the processors with a lesser graphics card.

But, like most humans, if you do things other than gaming, the Ryzen 3 3300X offers a better mixture of performance in single- and multi-threaded applications. The Ryzen 3 3300X offers twice the threads of the price-comparable Core i3-9100F, and it wields them to great effect in threaded workloads. As such, rendering and encoding remain a strong suit of the Ryzen 3 chips, and AMD's improvements to AVX throughput have yielded impressive results.

Value seekers who aren't afraid to press the Precision Boost Overdrive button and have sufficient cooling should look to the Ryzen 3 3100 for roughly equivalent performance to the Ryzen 3 3300X, particularly if gaming factors heavily into the buying decision. That could save you money, reinforcing our decision to give the Ryzen 3 3100 an Editor's Choice award.

It gets more interesting, however, when you compare the Ryzen 3 3300X to its main competitor. The Intel Core i3-9100F is available for $74, an 4-core processor with no hyperthreading, which means that the Ryzen 3 3300X offers twice the processing threads at a lower price tag. Intel is still king when it comes to single-core performance, but when it comes to multi-core ones, the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is the absolute beast.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X, like the rest of AMD's Matisse processors, is built on a 7nm manufacturing node – the smallest in a commercially available CPU. What this means for most people is lower power consumption and much improved performance at the same time.

What this all means is that the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is an absolute beast when it comes to multi-threaded workloads, especially at this price point. If you're counting on doing some video editing or compiling one hell of an Excel spreadsheet, you're going to see firsthand a performance boost with the Ryzen 3 3300X.

Bear in mind, however, that if you already have something like the Ryzen 3 2300X, this generation doesn't offer the biggest boost in performance. You might want to wait another year or so before dropping a few hundred bucks, or even opt to splurge on a higher-end but pricier chip.

The AMD Graphics have been disabled and therefore the Ryzen 3 3300X has no form of integrated graphics -- just like the Core i3-9100F. This is meant to make the Ryzen 3 3300X cheaper than the Ryzen 3 2300X, even though Intel's list pricing doesn't make this apparent, in practice the Ryzen 3 3300X can be had for $120 while the Ryzen 3 2300X is still $141, making the newer chip 18% cheaper. It also means it’s cheaper than the Core i3-9100F which is currently retailing for $74.

If you're mostly playing games on your PC, you will be happy buying either processor. Both proved to be solid options and are evenly matched with a slight advantage to the Intel chip if you don't tune up the Core i3 processor. The base performance we showed for the Ryzen 3 3300X can be achieved with $90 memory, while the Core i3-9100F will require $110 - $120 memory in order to enable the frame rates shown here. It’s not a big cost difference and right now with anything less than an RTX 2070 or Vega 64 you’ll more than likely become GPU limited.

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 4-core desktop processor that was released in May 2020. AMD offers the Ryzen 3 3300X without integrated graphics. It runs $120 shipped and is ideal for those that plan on using it a system with a dedicated graphics card.

One of the nice things about the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X processors is that the retail boxed models come with a CPU cooler. So, you can pick something like the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X up for $120 and don’t need to spend any extra money on CPU cooling.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X retail boxed processor comes with the traditional ‘pancake’ CPU cooler. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done on this processor which is rated at 65W TDP. You do not need to have an aftermarket cooling solution unless you want to.

Our look today at the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X showed that it is a very capable processor. A 4-core processor sounds like it would be really under-powered these days, but we were pleasantly surprised with a snappy and very capable system. Having just 4 cores had this processor coming in at the back of the pack for heavily threaded workloads, but it performed better than some of its more expensive siblings in lightly threaded workloads where it shined thanks to its high base clocks.

The gaming tests with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti installed in the test system showed the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X was more capable than many might have expected. The basic entry-level processor from AMD that can be picked up for $120 was able to out perform the Core i3-9300 that runs $143 shipped in the three games we tested on. We know that you can’t test on just three games and declare something the overall victor, but it just goes to show that 4-core processors can still manage to get by today. Being able to play current game titles and stream to Twitch on the Ryzen 3 3300X was something we give playable results, but we were pleasantly surprised. As games become more threaded the ‘value’ in a 4-core processor continues to go down, but you can still get by with something like the Ryzen 3 3300X in a pinch.

Bottom Line, the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X does not get much media attention since it is entry-level 3 Gen Core Matisse processor, but it is a very capable processor that still delivers a good computing experience for entry-level users.

If extended overclocking and boost frequencies are trivial matters to you, AMD also offers the Ryzen 3 3100 at $99. It’s still outfitted with 4-cores and 8-threads, but clocks in at a slower 3.6GHz and maxes out at only 3.9GHz.

By comparison, Intel’s current 4-core processor is the Core i3-9300, which runs for a significantly higher $143 price tag. Going back a generation to Coffee Lake doesn’t make 4-core processors that much cheaper either, with the ageing Intel Core i3-8300 running for $138.

When it comes to encoding, the Ryzen 3 3300X shows off again by holding a frame rate that was twice higher than anything the Core i3-9300 could pull off. Surprisingly, this dramatic difference in performance didn’t carry over to the FryBench rendering test.

Now the biggest question is can AMD’s Ryzen 3 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 86% in our benchmarks.

The Ryzen 3 3300X clocks up to 4.3Ghz just as it promises on the box, and with AMD’s software you can take one of the cores all the way up to 4.4GHz. However, don’t expect to get much beyond that without seriously upgrading your cooling solution and manually tweaking voltages behind the operating system level.

If you’ve been looking for an affordable, powerhouse CPU that both works and parties hard, this is it.

That said, to squeeze out all the potential of this surprisingly potent entry-level chip, you’ll want (and need) to splurge on an enthusiast-grade X370, X470, X570 motherboard.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Ryzen 3 CPUs, AMD's attack on Intel now extends down into the entry-level with its Ryzen 3 3300X processors, which the company is making available as of May 2020.

Although the 65W-rated cooler doesn't feature a copper base or the LEDs found on AMD's higher-end thermal solutions, it does handle Ryzen 3's heat output deftly enough to facilitate XFR-triggered frequencies. This gives you an extra 200 MHz. We were even able to overclock the Ryzen 3 3300X to 4.5 GHz within a reasonable temperature range. The fan also blows down onto the motherboard, which provide additional cooling around the socket. If you need more bling, AMD recently announced that it now offers the LED-equipped cooler separately.

Like all other Matisse chips, the Ryzen 3-series CPUs drop into any Socket AM4 motherboard. But most will find a home on boards equipped with the A320 chipset, which has provisions for overclocking and offers plenty of connectivity options. Unlike Intel, AMD plans to utilize its current socket until 2023, so upgrading to future models shouldn't require a new motherboard.

Which GPU to Pick for AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 5.6 285.7 FPS
260.7 FPS
178.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 3 266.6 FPS
243.3 FPS
166.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 3.9 257.8 FPS
230.9 FPS
143.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 4.8 247.6 FPS
225.8 FPS
154.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 3.4 237.9 FPS
216.9 FPS
148.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 3.8 234.4 FPS
210 FPS
130.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 6.7 222.5 FPS
195.8 FPS
126.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 5.2 213 FPS
190.9 FPS
118.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 9.5 209.5 FPS
191 FPS
130.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 4.8 208.6 FPS
184.6 FPS
117 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 3.3 196.4 FPS
173.8 FPS
110.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 4.1 194 FPS
174.1 FPS
116.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 3.6 193.9 FPS
170.7 FPS
109.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 3.2 187.2 FPS
166.6 FPS
112.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 3.6 166.4 FPS
147.6 FPS
96.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 3.7 155.6 FPS
137.7 FPS
87.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 3.4 148.3 FPS
130.6 FPS
84.1 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 18.3 136.2 FPS
123.8 FPS
80.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 9.8 132.6 FPS
120.5 FPS
78.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 3.7 130.9 FPS
116.7 FPS
73 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 3.1 128.8 FPS
116 FPS
77.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 3.3 121.5 FPS
109.8 FPS
72.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 5.8 120.3 FPS
108.3 FPS
69.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 3.4 116.1 FPS
104 FPS
66.2 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 26 115.4 FPS
104.9 FPS
69.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 2.6 115.3 FPS
104.5 FPS
69.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 2.3 115.2 FPS
103.3 FPS
65.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 6.1 113.8 FPS
101.3 FPS
64.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 3.5 108.9 FPS
97.1 FPS
61.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 7.1 106.6 FPS
96.6 FPS
62.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 4.7 106 FPS
93.3 FPS
60 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 6.7 104.5 FPS
92.6 FPS
58.7 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 11.5 104.5 FPS
93.3 FPS
61.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 3.9 101.8 FPS
90.1 FPS
57 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 5 100.4 FPS
87.2 FPS
56.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 2 100.4 FPS
90.1 FPS
59.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 3.3 99.7 FPS
88 FPS
57.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 4.2 95.1 FPS
81.1 FPS
52 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 3.7 93.3 FPS
82.7 FPS
52.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 5.5 90.6 FPS
79 FPS
50.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 3.9 89.4 FPS
74.6 FPS
46.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 3.2 88 FPS
77.3 FPS
48.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 17.7 84.9 FPS
73 FPS
49.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 5.9 84.6 FPS
75 FPS
47.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 4.9 83.9 FPS
73.2 FPS
46.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 3 82.1 FPS
71.1 FPS
45.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 12.2 81.6 FPS
70.3 FPS
44.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 3.5 79.8 FPS
69.6 FPS
44 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 5 79.3 FPS
70.1 FPS
44.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 5.2 77.3 FPS
66.8 FPS
42 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 3 75.2 FPS
65.7 FPS
41.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 9.1 71 FPS
61.6 FPS
39 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 3.1 70.8 FPS
61.8 FPS
39.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 4.2 67.2 FPS
56.9 FPS
35.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 10.1 64.5 FPS
58.5 FPS
38 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 2.6 61.7 FPS
53.7 FPS
33.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 3.3 61.1 FPS
51.8 FPS
31.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 9 60.9 FPS
52.2 FPS
33.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 3.8 59.6 FPS
50.4 FPS
31 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 11.1 58.6 FPS
52.3 FPS
33.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 17.6 56.9 FPS
48.4 FPS
32.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 9.9 55.4 FPS
49.3 FPS
31.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 4.6 55.3 FPS
47.2 FPS
29.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 3.1 54.8 FPS
46.5 FPS
28.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 8 53.3 FPS
47.3 FPS
30.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 3.2 52.5 FPS
44.9 FPS
28.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 6.4 51.6 FPS
43.6 FPS
28.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 8 50.1 FPS
44 FPS
28.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 6.6 49.8 FPS
43.1 FPS
26 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 3.4 49.2 FPS
42.6 FPS
26.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 3.2 47 FPS
40.7 FPS
25.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 4.1 43.9 FPS
38.2 FPS
24.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 6.2 36.9 FPS
31.8 FPS
20.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 7.5 33.1 FPS
28.6 FPS
17.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 6 32.9 FPS
28.3 FPS
17.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 5.2 32.4 FPS
28 FPS
17.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 8.7 32.1 FPS
27.9 FPS
16.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 6.3 31.7 FPS
27.2 FPS
16.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 6.1 27.6 FPS
23.6 FPS
14.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 3.9 25.5 FPS
21.6 FPS
13.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 6.4 25 FPS
21.1 FPS
13.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 6.1 24.5 FPS
19.9 FPS
12.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 6.1 24.4 FPS
19.2 FPS
12.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 6.2 22.5 FPS
19.1 FPS
12 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 6.9 21.7 FPS
16.5 FPS
10.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 4.4 17.8 FPS
15.2 FPS
9.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 4.6 17 FPS
14.4 FPS
8.7 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

vouwrfract July 10, 2020

I need help with my CPU fans ramping up and down based on the motherboard's CPU temperature readout on my 3300X

CPU: Ryzen 3 3300X
Board: ASRock B450 ITX/ac

Based on my understanding of the data logs from HWInfo64 , my fans seem to ramp up and down based on my motherboard's reading of the CPU temperature under certain load conditions, and this temperature doesn't seem to be reflective of the CPU die temperature. The fan curve is my own and controlled directly from the UEFI and not through Windows.

As is apparent from the graph, there doesn't seem to be a constant offset between T_Ctl or the motherboard temperature and T_die or CCD1 temperature. During workloads like Cinebench, they seem to indicate almost the same temperature . For this, the fans ramp up correctly according to the curve I've set.

However, at other points, the motherboard / control temperature is much higher than the die temperature, and this leads to a constant ramping up and down of the fan. If we zoom into the 70°+ region during idle and low workloads, the die temperature hardly ever exceeds 70°C but the board registers the temperatures quite differently . This leads to the fan speeding up and down continuously when the load is low, rather than remaining pretty much at the same speed (like it should according to the fan curve and die temperature).

During the other two workloads (Aida 64 and Heaven 4.0), the fans were always to be ramped up because the CPU was hot enough, so the noise isn't the problem. However, the fans still continuously need to accelerate and decelerate because the motherboard keeps reading these temperature spikes that the CPU die doesn't seem to have .

Is this a motherboard problem or a CPU problem? Can I do anything to fix this? I am on the latest BIOS version available and it's a new PC so everything is up-to-date.

Edit: Also, is the idle voltage high or is it fine?

Edit 2: I am stupid. I should've removed the exhaust filter earlier. . Now I'll just set up more aggressive fan curves on the CPU cooler (it's tolerably silent at 50% speed) and I think I'm good to go. Thanks, everyone 🤦🏽‍♂️

sirsquishy67 July 09, 2020

You're temps are too high at idle and its creating a higher ceiling under load. You may want to consider re-pasting the Cooler. As for the spikes, almost all Zen2 SKUs have a micro burst in temps that happen between 53c-57c and it makes the default fan curve do the ramp under a low load. Someone else said it in the thread but I am going to say it again, using a custom fan curve create a baseline level from 43c-52c (25%-35%, whatever is quiet) then level out from 54c-60c (40% or so its barely audible), then follow the default curve from 62c-90c to ensure you get proper cooling under high loads. I have had to do this on every Zen2 build due to how fine tuned the voltage spikes are with this technology.

vouwrfract July 13, 2020

I recently replaced the cooler itself and dropped 15°C on load temps. The only way I can lower the temperatures is to make the system louder, or...

...hold on, I'll get back to you.

20150614 July 12, 2020

Create your own fan-curve and set a constant speed until 55-65° as the baseline.

Some mobos also let you set a delay, so fans don't overreact to short spikes.

Your temps look high in any case. Is the cooler mounted properly?

vouwrfract July 15, 2020

The fan curve is my own and set to constant till 70°. The problem is the spikes to above 70°.

ASRock BIOS seems to have no delay feature that I can find.

The temperatures are fine. It's a small cooler, a mini-ITX case, rather close to both the room heater (cold days) and a south-facing window (warm days) and the fan profiles are set for silence rather than temperature.

CoomBucket July 14, 2020

2666Mhz RAM on AMD Ryzen 3300X Terrible or Fine for entry level? please help

So im deciding to get some GeiL 16gb ram rated at 2666mhz CAS ltency 19, im just hoping to get a second opinion from people that know what they're talking about, im hoping the ram wont reduce my frames in game for more than 20 or so? any help will be greatly appreciated :) one last thing, if i *have to* get 3200mhz or better ram im gonna have to get a different GPU and, "no i dont think i will".

ShadesMLG July 15, 2020

That is some pretty terrible ram honestly, it's a slow speed and has a bad cas latency i also haven't heard of that brand before so I don't know how reliable it would be. Getting like a 3200mhz cl16 dual channel kit would definitely give you a noticable improvement

CoomBucket July 16, 2020

you dont have GeiL in the US? and alright everyone is saying i should get better ram so i think i might...

tree_mob July 11, 2020

GPU obviously matters more. What is your budget for the RAM?

CoomBucket July 15, 2020

i have a total budget of $1500-$1600 AUD, i dont really have budgets for seperate parts just a total budget

nikol1n0 July 10, 2020

If you want to get it, just dont, is there a possibility you get some rams with micron e-die?

abqnm666 July 17, 2020

You don't have to, but it would really be better if you did for the 3300x. It really suffers at low FCLK, which is directly tied to memory clock. So 2666 will run 1333MHz FCLK, while 3200 would run 1600MHz FCLK. And this is the communication network inside the CPU, and really performs best between 1600 and 1800. You can lose 10-15% just by running 2666CL19 RAM vs 3200CL16 or even 3200CL18.

Are you in the US?

CoomBucket July 10, 2020

im buying in Australia, my currency is AUD, the cheapest 3200mhz at c16 is an extra $60 which sort of pushes the budget too far

vReadyyy July 31, 2020

3300x Overclock help

Hello guys, Can someone help me with the overclock of a Ryzen 3 3300x and ram? There is my build: -Ryzen 3 3300x -B550 Tomahawk -16gb 3200mhz Crucial Ballistix -RTX 2070s -Deepcool gammaxx 360 with push & pull fans -Cooler Master TD500 Mesh Thank so much.

JimNotTim July 31, 2020

I assume you’re planning to upgrade CPU down the line, given your B550 board and bottleneck?

Operation-Void July 31, 2020

Big oof because AMD are probably gonna change sockets for Ryzen 5000, and 400 series will support Ryzen 4000.

vReadyyy August 01, 2020

Yes. I take the Ryzen 3 3300x to use the pc until Ryzen 4000, then I will take 4600

Worried-Vast3335 July 15, 2020

Guys Please Help me . I am goimg to build my gaming pc and Is currently confused between ,ryzen 3500 and ryzen 3 3300x

KingFlyntCoal July 16, 2020

It might help if you say what you're confused about.

Burritozi11a July 16, 2020

The big difference between the different Ryzen models is core count.

Ryzen 3: 4 cores

Ryzen 5: 6 cores

Ryzen 7: 8 cores

Ryzen 9: 12 to 16 cores

In an ELI5 way, the more processing cores you have the more things (i.e. threads) your computer can do at the same time.

The long answer is you should think about what you want to do with your computer and what kinds of programs you want to run. Are those programs designed for multithreading?

The short answer is just buy a Ryzen 5 3600X.

Worried-Vast3335 July 15, 2020

I read that 3300x Is More Powerful In gaming . Check out this in Google it's quad core but it supports multi threading

SheepishCombozZ July 16, 2020

Yes. It is better than the 3500, but the 3500X edges it out.

kingy10005 July 14, 2020

Get the 3600 won't have to upgrade it any time soon most games are using 6 to 8 cores now so you really don't want to buy a 4 core and end up having to upgrade it so soon 😁

j1mgg July 18, 2020

Check stock/price as that might make the decision for you. Was going to get a 3300x for my son's build, but it went out of stock at £120, and was only available at £160, with retailers having no reasonable restock date. Got a 3600 for £150.

Worried-Vast3335 July 11, 2020

Guys You all Have Currency in Dollars , I don't have the Same Situation ,my currency is rupees and Also they r heavy taxes On pc Parts ( India) Also there is clash with China From India . Chinese Goods Have been Stopped and Now there would be more taxes On other pc components . In your Countries these Might Be cheap But it's not the Current situation , PC Parts are Expensive here .

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