AMD Ryzen 3 2300X: 4C/4T for under $150 is a cheap BEAST

AMD could shake up the quad-core CPU market with its Ryzen 3 2300X processor.

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Published Tue, Jul 3 2018 12:25 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

AMD might not be securing all of the CPU market share right away with Ryzen, but it's causing enough of a stir to pull thousands of people away from the clutches of Intel, who is in a world of trouble as it is right now with its CEO resigning recently, and their 10nm process completely broken.

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The company is reportedly preparing a mid-range Ryzen 3 2300X processor which is a 4C/4T part, with its CPU clocks bumped up to 3.5/4.0GHz thanks to no multi-threaded support. AMD's use of the 12nm process also helps, with tweaks to precision boost overdrive and XFR enhanced.

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3 2300X should sell for between $120-$140 which will make it some truly insane value when you compare it to the Intel Core i5-7600K which costs over $220. But what about the performance of the Ryzen 3 2300X? This is what we need to see.

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According to a post on Chiphell, the purported Ryzen 3 2300X was tested on a Biostar X370 Racing motherboard and it looks like it's delivering the performance of the Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350K. The user pushed the Ryzen 3 2300X up to 4.3GHz with 1.38V of voltage used. We should expect to need a good AIO cooler to handle that voltage and overclock, as well as a good motherboard.

But preliminary results are exciting: 4C/4T @ up to 4.3GHz for less than $150? Jeez.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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