AMD Ryzen 3000 XT Processors Are Here – Same Price, Better Performance
18 June 2020
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AMD have officially announced three new processors to the Ryzen 3000 lineup. Those processors being the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT.

Reports of Ryzen CPUs that were manufactured not long ago have been reaching much higher frequencies than the standard processors released upon launch. Now it’s evident that the 7nm process these Ryzen processors are built upon has matured up nicely. Allowing for higher frequencies within the same power window.

The Ryzen 9 3900XT packs in with twelve cores at 3.8GHz base frequency with a bump of 100MHz to 4.7GHz effectively over its non-XT brethren.

The Ryzen 7 3800XT comes with 3.9GHz base and an effective boost frequency of 4.7GHz also with its eight cores.

The Ryzen 5 3600XT comes with a 3.8GHz base and effective boost of just 4.5GHz, an improvement of just 100MHz over its underling.

Nothing’s generally changed in regards to the XT processors, they all fall within the same TDP values as the processors they are “replacing”. They each follow the respective MSRP of the processors in question as well.

Giving better performance for the same price, whilst also dropping the price of the non-XT processors. AMD is surely a delight to anyone thinking of upgrading at this time.

I can guarantee you these XT processors still offer a lot more to give to the enthusiast willing to push their hardware. The process is much more mature and has been found to offer substantial increments over launch samples in all core frequency.

The only real drawback is only the 3600XT will only come bundled with a Wraith cooler. The Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT do not come with a packaged cooler. While being released with the same MSRP as those it technically replaces having no bundled cooler is not a good look.

The announcement of the Ryzen 3000 XT range also marks the worldwide release of B550 and A520 motherboards, which are sure to impress anyone looking for a solidly equipped board with PCIe Gen 4 support for now and into the future.

Motherboard manufacturers are already releasing BIOS updates to take full advantage of these new XT processors. With MSI releasing AGESA ComboAm4PI on a plethora of their 300, 400 and 500 series motherboards from A320 to X570 increasing general compatibility and performance with memory

Meanwhile the likes of ASUS are once again leaving their 400 series customers in the dark with a AGESA BIOS released last year, even some of their 500 series boards are stuck with an outdated AGESA version. Unacceptable practices I’m afraid.

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