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AMD Quietly Introduces Ryzen 3 5100 Quad-Core Processor For AM4

Along with AMD’s latest Micro Center dedicated processor, the Ryzen 5 5600X3D with 3D V-Cache, AMD seems to have introduced a budget-conscious quad-core processor based on the Zen 3 architecture. Officially confirmed on GIGABYTE’s AM4 motherboards CPU support page, the unannounced Zen 3 CPUs are listed instead of the Ryzen 3 5100 processors.

Despite offering a wide range of the latest Ryzen 7000 chips based on the Zen 5 architecture, it looks like AMD has delivered on its promise of supporting the AM4 platform going forward, but just how many more chips are on the way. I don’t know yet. . Despite its age, the AM4 platform still offers excellent value for money, mainly through his X3D chip with additional 3D package V-Cache.

Even though AMD has not provided an official explanation regarding the launch of the Ryzen 3 5100, GIGABYTE has listed this processor through their official CPU support list on AM4 motherboards, confirming that the chip exists. increase. For a processor to be on the CPU Support List, it means that the processor in question has been tested on the relevant platform and motherboard, confirmed compatible, and works as intended, such as the Ryzen 7 5700 and Ryzen 3 5100. To do. Specification by the manufacturer of the processor. In this case AMD.

GIGABYTE has also listed the Ryzen 7 5700, which we assume is a ‘new’ SKU, at least as it was not available in retail channels. This is not the case and AMD with the G nomenclature has his Ryzen 7 5700 based on the same Cezanne cores that are normally found in Ryzen 5000 chips available through his OEM partners. AMD has confirmed that An example is the following variant: CyberPower’s Gamer Master Desktop SystemIt has a Ryzen 7 5700 and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card.

Further discussing the Cezanne core, the G nomenclature indicates that the chip has integrated graphics. These were part of AMD’s APU lineup and included robust entry-level integrated graphics alongside current generation cores taken from their regular desktop series. The typical Vermeer core was the mainstay of Zen 3 desktop processors, but AMD may have recycled some of his APUs for his Ryzen 7 5700 and Ryzen 3 5100. This is one of the reasons why you might have a Cezanne core but no integrated graphics.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors for Desktop
(Zen 3) As of 07/11/23
anand tech core/
core uArch iGPU TDP price
Ryzen 9 5950X 16 32 3400 4900 64MB Vermeer 105W $440
Ryzen 9 5900X 12 twenty four 3700 4800 64MB Vermeer 105W $275
Ryzen 9 5900 12 twenty four 3000 4700 64MB Vermeer 65W OEM
Ryzen 7 5800X3D 8 16 3400 4500 96MB Vermeer 105W $278
Ryzen 7 5800X 8 16 3800 4700 32MB Vermeer 105W $236
Ryzen 7 5800 8 16 3400 4600 32MB Vermeer 65W OEM
Ryzen 7 5700X 8 16 3400 4600 32MB Vermeer 65W $174
Ryzen 7 5700G 8 16 3800 4600 16MB Cezanne 8CU, 2000MHz 65W $178
Ryzen 7 5700 8 16 3700 4600 16MB Cezanne 65W OEM
Ryzen 5 5600X3D 6 12 3300 4400 96MB Vermeer 105W $230*
Ryzen 5 5600X 6 12 3700 4600 32MB Vermeer 65W $134
Ryzen 5 5600 6 12 3500 4400 32MB Vermeer 65W OEM
Ryzen 5 5600G 6 12 3900 4400 16MB Cezanne 7CU, ​​1900MHz 65W $129
Ryzen 3 5300G Four 8 4000 4200 8MB Cezanne 6CU, 1700MHz 65W
Risen 3 5100 Four 8 3800 4200 8MB Cezanne 65W ?

*AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D is a Micro Center Exclusive processor.

The AMD Ryzen 3 5100 is an entry-level quad-core (4C/8T) product that is also based on AMD’s APU-focused Cezanne microarchitecture. Aside from the Ryzen 5000G series chips, the Ryzen 3 5100 is also the only quad-core desktop version of the 5000 series without integrated graphics. The Ryzen 3 5100 comes with a modest 8 MB of L3 cache and a base frequency of 3.8 GHz. Boost frequency up to 4.2 GHz, DDR4-3200 memory support, and 65 W TDP.

The Ryzen 7 5700 is not available in retail channels, the Ryzen 7 5700 (8C/16T) is only available through OEM channels, and the Ryzen 3 5100 (4C/8T) is already on AMD’s AM4 compatible chips. It seems to enhance the extensive selection. platform. It’s worth noting that these chips are supported. GIGABYTE’s B550 Gaming X motherboard with BIOS revision F14 or laterat the time of this writing, GIGABYTE’s AM4 platform is currently on F16c firmware, so this is a more recent update.

When it comes to availability, the Ryzen 3 5100 was supposed to be among some of the chips set to launch last year around the same time the Ryzen 7 5800X3D launches in April 2022. Unfortunately it didn’t happen as expected. AMD has confirmed that the Ryzen 7 5700 has been available in OEM channels since last year. The Ryzen 3 5100 could be OEM only, but there are no examples of this chip in OEM partner systems (which we can’t find) and AMD is still tight-lipped about its existence or availability. .

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