AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
Linux Format|October 2020
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
Is this the Goldilocks chip? Well, Zak Storey did catch it stealing porridge from Intel, so the moniker might stick…
Zak Storey

We always enjoy looking back at the past with processors, because it gives us a good idea as to what the future might hold, and just how far we’ve come in such a short time. And with the Ryzen 3 3300X, it’s absolutely no exception.

Back in the days of Kaby Lake, a quad-core processor with multi-threading as standard would set you back close to £300, albeit with a slightly higher clock speed. Fast forward three years and that price has halved, and you’ve gained a bevy of connectivity solutions with it. There’s a lot to love here. But this is 12 months on from the initial third-generation Ryzen launch, and we’ve seen Ryzen 3s before, so why is it so interesting? And why now?

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October 2020