AMD Zen 3-powered processors are nonetheless a few of the finest CPUs round for gaming. Some unannounced chips have nice potential, however sadly, they’re solely obtainable to OEMs or on the black market, equivalent to a few of the Ryzen 5000G (Cezanne) SKUs that lack built-in graphics.
Three Ryzen processors belong to the Cezanne household and include a disabled iGPU: the Ryzen 7 5700, the Ryzen 5 5500, and the Ryzen 3 5100. Out of the trio, the Ryzen 5 5500 is the one SKU obtainable to the retail market. The Ryzen 7 5700 and Ryzen 3 5100 are OEM components often pop up on e-commerce platforms. AMD would not even record the Ryzen 7 5700 or Ryzen 3 5100 on the corporate web site. The processors’ existence and specs are solely recognized due to the motherboard vendor-provided CPU assist record, equivalent to this one from Gigabyte (by way of momomo_us).
Like AMD’s Zen 3-based processors, the Ryzen 3 5100 options TSMC’s 7nm course of node. Nonetheless, it is necessary to spotlight that the Ryzen 3 5100 is a member of the Cezanne lineup, which nonetheless adheres to a monolithic die. It should not be confused with Vermeer, which additionally makes use of the Ryzen 5000 nomenclature however sports activities a chiplet design. Moreover, the Ryzen 3 5100 mannequin identify alone tells us it is the Zen 3 successor to the earlier Zen 2-based Ryzen 3 4100 (Renoir).
The Ryzen 3 5100 and Ryzen 3 4100 share similarities, together with the quad-core, eight-thread design, 2MB L2 cache, 3.8 GHz base clock, and 65W TDP. The previous, nevertheless, has a 200 MHz larger enhance clock and double the L3 cache – to not point out the extra highly effective Zen 3 cores.
|Processor||Cores / Threads||Base / Enhance Clock (GHz)||L2 Cache (MB)||L3 Cache (MB)||TDP (W)|
|Ryzen 7 5700||8 / 16||3.7 / 4.6||4||16||65|
|Ryzen 5 5500||6 / 12||3.6 / 4.2||3||16||65|
|Ryzen 5 4500||6 / 12||3.6 / 4.1||3||8||65|
|Ryzen 3 5100||4 / 8||3.8 / 4.2||2||8||65|
|Ryzen 3 4100||4 / 8||3.8 / 4.0||2||4||65|
The Ryzen 7 5700, the Ryzen 5 5500, and the Ryzen 3 5100, which characteristic the A0 stepping, do not possess built-in graphics playing cards, so the processors are supposed to be paired with discrete graphics playing cards. In addition they lack the “G” suffix to indicate their iGPU-less design. The trio of Zen 3 chips dwells on AMD’s earlier AM4 socket, and a small firmware replace is sufficient to get the processors engaged on 400-and 500-series motherboards.
AMD’s Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors have been available on the market for some time now. Sadly, the chipmaker has forgotten concerning the entry-level section. The Ryzen 5 7600, essentially the most reasonably priced Zen 4 SKU, retails for $229, though generally yow will discover it a bit decrease. However over $200 is greater than most funds shoppers are keen to pay.
At $63.96, the Ryzen 3 4100 is the one legit funds possibility from the Crimson Group. The quad-core chip is a bit outdated, although. Releasing a quad-core Zen 4 processor possible is not in AMD’s close by plans. The Ryzen 3 5100 would not provide the identical efficiency as a Zen 4 equal, however a minimum of it is quicker than a Ryzen 3 4100. Moreover, the Ryzen 3 5100 is already obtainable to OEMs and SIs; why not let the retail market get in on the enjoyable? On the finish of the day, it is about transferring leftover Zen 3 silicon no matter who buys it.