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AMD Ryzen 3 Processors
Four real cores loaded with computational power, this is what AMD Ryzen 3 processors have to offer. The entry level models from AMD's Ryzen series offer 4 cores each, 8 MB L3 Cache as well as 2 MB L2 Cache and a TDP of 65 Watts. The Ryzen 3 processors are also, thanks to XFR (Extended Frequency Range) capable of automatic overclocking and, thanks to the unlocked multiplier, are easy to overclock by hand. The boxed versions are delivered with a whisper-quiet AMD Wraith Spire CPU cooler.
Features of the AMD Ryzen 3 Quad-Core Processors at a Glance:
- 4 "Zen" cores with a low 65 Watt Thermal Design Power (TDP)
- Very high single- and multi-threaded performance
- Equipped with automatic overclocking thanks to XFR
- Unlocked multiplier for manual overclocking
- Large unified cache memory: 2 MB L2 & 8 MB L3
- High-efficiency, non-planar 14 Nanometer FinFET transistors
- AVX2 instruction set extensions for complex vector calculations
- Two AES units for fast, reliable data encryption
- Modern AM4 Platform with extensive features
- Supports energy-efficient DDR4-RAM (Dual-Channel)
- Boxed versions include AMD Wraith Stealth CPU cooler!
AMD Ryzen 3 - Entry-Level CPUs for Price Conscious Gamers
The impressive performance specification of the Ryzen 3 CPUs demonstrate the amount of time AMD has invested in research and development, as well as the fact that it has finally come to fruition. The AMD Ryzen 3 range also delivers optimal performance in classic single-threaded applications as well as in highly parallelised multi-threaded applications. Ryzen 3 CPUs are also manufactured using the advanced 14 nm FinFET manufacturing process with stapled transistors (also known as 3D transistors). The marked reduction in scale has enabled the integration of a total of 2 MB Level 2 Cache and a full 8 MB L3 Cache on the processor die.
Overclocking the AMD Ryzen 3 CPUThe chip architecture of AMD Ryzen 3 processors operates at lower temperatures and produces less noise than any of its predecessors and is especially suited and optimised for impressive overclocks. The AMD Ryzen 3 series of CPUs also come with the revolutionary automatic overclocking feature known as Extended Frequency Range (XFR) which allows the processor's frequency to increase far beyond the limits set by the manufacturer in regards to the maximum boost clock, as long as sufficient cooling is provided. As soon as the integrated CPU sensors detect additional cooling reserves, Ryzen 3 CPUs will independently adjust their clock frequencies in accordance with their respective cooling. The user does not need to perform this directly. Depending on whether the processor is being cooled by a relatively small boxed cooler, a large (dual-)tower cooler, a powerful AiO or custom water-cooling setup, even with extreme LN2 coolant, the CPU will overclock itself to meet the temperatures and cooling performance afforded to it.
Furthermore all AMD Ryzen 3 CPUs come "unlocked" and allow, just like with the "Black Editions" and "K" variants of earlier series, overclockers to achieve relatively high frequencies with ease by hand in the BIOS/UEFI or via software tools. This requires a compatible overclocking-capable motherboard and chipset such as the AMD X370, B350 or X300 as well as sufficient cooling.
Support for AMD Ryzen MasterThe AMD Ryzen Master Utility for Overclocking Control, or Ryzen Master (external download link), is a practical tool which allows all AMD Ryzen CPUs, thanks to their unlocked multipliers, to be overclocked quickly and easily. While overclocking is normally performed via BIOS/UEFI, Ryzen Master allows you to do this in the operating system itself. The clock frequency of a processor is decided by the Baseclock (BCLK), which is multiplied by a known factor. A standard BCLK of 100 MHz and a multiplier of 40 will lead to a 4,0 GHz boost clock, for example, on a Ryzen 7 1800X.
In order to allow a Ryzen 3 CPU to be overclocked with AMD Ryzen Master, the following requirements must be met::
- An X370- or B350 chipset must be used
- The Ryzen 3 CPU must be supplied with adequate cooling
- The use of the tools requires that HPET be activated in Windows 10
- The power profile must be set to "High Performance"
- It is recommended to read the Ryzen Master user manual beforehand
- Attention: Overclocking invalidates the guarantee!