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Which Chipsets Work With AMD's Ryzen 3 3300X CPU?

Find out which retail desktop chipsets are compatible with AMD's Zen 2-based Ryzen 3 3300X processors.

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Last Updated: November 26, 2022

Written by Kevin Jones

In addition to discussing the chipsets that are compatible with AMD's Ryzen 3 3300X processor, this article will discuss Recommended Motherboards below. OEM-only chipsets that are not available on retail motherboards are outside the scope of this article.

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Which Chipsets Are Compatible With the Ryzen 3 3300X Processor?

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For AMD's Zen 2-based Ryzen 3 3300X processor, you'll need a motherboard with an AM4 socket and a compatible chipset.

Motherboards for AMD processors are made with chipsets provided by AMD. Each chipset offers a unique set of capabilities. However, motherboards must explicitly support features and capabilities for you to use them. Verify that a motherboard supports the features and capabilities you desire.

Ryzen 3000-series CPUs without Radeon Graphics, which includes the Ryzen 3 3300X, are compatible with all 400 and 500-series consumer chipsets. Supported chipsets include the X570, B550, A520, X470, and B450.

The older X370 and B350 300-series chipsets are generally not compatible, out of the box, with Ryzen 3000-series CPUs without Radeon Graphics. However, the 300-series chipsets may be supported by some motherboard manufacturers, when using a specific compatible BIOS. This CPU is not compatible with the A320 300-series chipset.

The X570 is our recommended chipset for the Ryzen 3 3300X CPU, as it provides the most functionality and full support for PCIe 4.0. The Ryzen 3 3300X CPU also supports PCIe 4.0.

Only the X570 chipset provides PCIe 4.0 lanes via the chipset.

When using motherboards with the B550 chipset, you still have PCIe 4.0 lanes from the CPU for PCI-Express slots; however, all PCIe or M.2 slots connected via these chipsets will run at PCIe 3.0 speeds.

500-Series Chipsets

AMD 500-Series Desktop Chipsets
X570 B550 A520
Release Date July 2019 June 2020 August 2020
CPU Overclocking Yes Yes No

PCIe Slots via Processor See Exceptions: MAX, 1, 2, 3

One x16 + One x4 at PCIe 4.0 speeds

or Two x8 + One x4 at PCIe 4.0 speeds

One x16 + One x4 at PCIe 4.0 speeds

or Two x8 + One x4 at PCIe 4.0 speeds

One x16 + One x4 at PCIe 3.0 speeds

PCIe Lanes via Chipset See Exceptions: MAX

Up to 16 lanes at PCIe 4.0 speeds Up to 10 lanes at PCIe 3.0 speeds Up to 6 lanes at PCIe 3.0 speeds
USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 Gbps) Up to 12 Up to 6 Up to 5
Total USB Up to 16 Up to 14 Up to 13
SATA 3.0 Ports Up to 14 Up to 8 Up to 6
RAID 0, 1, 10 0, 1, 10 0, 1, 10

MAX The maximum supported PCI-Express version for the Ryzen 3 3300X CPU is PCIe 4.0.

1 PCIe 4.0 requires a Zen 2 or newer processor.

2 "G" CPUs: One x8 + One x4 at PCIe 3.0 speeds.

3 A-Series CPUs: One x8 + One x2 at PCIe 3.0 speeds.

400-Series Chipsets

When using motherboards with a 400-series chipset, you will be limited to PCIe 3.0 lanes from the CPU for PCI-Express slots. All PCIe or M.2 slots connected via the 400-series chipsets will run at PCIe 2.0 speeds.

AMD 400-Series Desktop Chipsets
X470 B450
Release Date March 2018 March 2018
CPU Overclocking Yes Yes

PCIe Slots via Processor See Exceptions: MAX, 4.0

One x16 + One x4 or Two x8 + One x4 at PCIe 3.0 speeds

One x16 + One x4 at PCIe 3.0 speeds

PCIe Lanes via Chipset See Exceptions: MAX

Up to 8 lanes at PCIe 2.0 speeds Up to 6 lanes at PCIe 2.0 speeds
USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 Gbps) Up to 2 Up to 2
Total USB Up to 18 Up to 14
SATA 3.0 Ports Up to 10 Up to 6
RAID 0, 1, 10 0, 1, 10

MAX The maximum supported PCI-Express version for the Ryzen 3 3300X CPU is PCIe 4.0.

4.0 PCIe 4.0 speeds may be supported for CPU lanes on some motherboards, with a BIOS update and CPU that supports PCIe 4.0.

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