AMD is set to have one of the most exciting quad-core CPUs of the last generation or so with its upcoming Ryzen 3 2300X processor, which has found its way into the hands of XFastest, who also grabbed the Ryzen 5 2500X that is around the corner.
The upcoming Ryzen 3 2300X is a 4C/4T part with no multi-threading support, 3.5GHz base CPU clock and 4.0GHz turbo CPU clocks. This is all made on the 12nm node with precision boost overdrive, and XFR enhanced. XFastest tested the Ryzen 3 2300X and its 4C/4T of budget CPU power under LN2 cooling, where the team reached a peak of 5663MHz (5.6GHz) but it wasn't stable for benchmark runs, so they dropped down to 5585MHz (5.5GHz) and it was fine.
Cinebench results for the overclocked Ryzen 3 2300X reached 895 points in the multi-core test, and 233 points in the single-core tests. CPU-z benchmarks reveal the 2300X scored 642.3 points in single-thread, and 2553.2 in multi-threaded benchmarks. If we compare this against the stock results of 690 points in Cinebench against 895 points when overclocked, we can see the Ryzen 3 2300X is knocking down some performance doors.