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AMD introduces new Ryzen 3000XT desktop processors

By Aaron Yip - on 17 Jun 2020, 4:17pm

AMD introduces new Ryzen 3000XT desktop processors

AMD has announced three new processors into the Ryzen 3000 family, each with the XT name. These new models are essentially improved versions of the existing 3000-series ‘X’ processors that offer higher frequencies. Each of these processors will compatible with any motherboards that already supports Zen 2 architecture-based Ryzen 3000 hardware and will be available at retail from 7 July onwards.

The attractiveness of these processors lies in their pricing. For instance, the top new processor Ryzen 9 3900XT offers an increase 100MHz turbo over the 3900X, for the same official price as the 3900X. The 3800XT offers 200MHz upgrade on single-core turbo over the 3800X for the same price. Finally, the 3600XT comes with a 100MHz increase on the turbo frequency, again for the same price over the 3600X.

All of these should translate into a small, but no doubt measurable, performance advantage in a range of applications, from content creation to games. Other specifications of the processor, including core count, thread count, cache size and so on remain unchanged.

Model Core/
Threads
Boost/Base Frequency (GHz) Total Cache (MB) TDP (Watts) Platform SEP (USD) Expected Availability
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 12 / 24 Up to 4.7 / 3.8 70 105 AM4 $499 7 July, 2020
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT 8 / 16 Up to 4.7 / 3.9 36 105 AM4 $399 7 July, 2020
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT 6 / 12 Up to 4.5 / 3.8 35 95 AM4 $249 7 July, 2020

We have known for a while that AMD will likely be debuting the new Ryzen 4000 models at some point this year, so these new XT processors did come as a little surprise.