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AMD debuts new enthusiast-focused Ryzen 3000XT desktop processors

There is no stopping the Ryzen factory as AMD announces three new additions to its 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processor family. Targeted at enthusiasts, gamers, and content creators, the new AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT feature higher boost frequencies with better single-threaded performance and power efficiency than its competitors.

The Ryzen 3000XT series is built on the 7nm manufacturing processes technology and features AMD’s Zen 2 architecture. What AMD has done is increase max boost on the new chips, while everything else remains the same.

The Ryzen 9 3900XT for instance, has the same base clock speed of 3.8GHz as the Ryzen 9 3900X but offers 100MHz more maximum boost compared to the non-T model. Unlike the Ryzen 9 3900X though, it does not ship with a CPU cooler. Tailored to enthusiasts, AMD is clearly expecting them to opt for aftermarket cooling. AMD recommends an AIO solution with a minimum 280mm radiator, or an equivalent air cooling solution. Find a list of AMD recommended coolers on AMD.com.

Next, the Ryzen 7 3800XT receives a similar treatment to the new Ryzen 9, which is a higher maximum boost. Max boost is up by 200MHz over the Ryzen 7 3800X’s 4.5GHz. The 105W chip also does not ship with a stock CPU cooler.

Lastly, the Ryzen 5 3600 XT is the only sole debutant with a Wraith Spire cooler in the box. It features 100MHz higher boost than the Ryzen 3600X’s 4.4GHz.

MODELCORES/ THREADSBOOST/ BASE FREQUENCY (GHZ)TOTAL CACHE (MB)TDP (WATTS)PlatformSEP (USD)EXPECTED AVAILABILITY
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT12/24Up to 4.7/3.870105AM44997 July 2020
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT8/16Up to 4.7/3.936105AM43997 July 2020
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT6/12Up to 4.5/3.83595AM42497 July 2020

Alongside the new chips, AMD announced the worldwide availability of the AMD B550 chipset, the first mainstream chipset with support for PCIe 4.0.

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Additionally, the company announced a new A520 chipset for socket AM4, the latest addition to the AMD 500 Series chipset family. AMD 500 Series motherboards including the new A520 provides essential performance for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and beyond.

Finally, AMD StoreMI technology is reimagined for 2020 and beyond with an all-new interface and new features including a new caching-based acceleration algorithm that enhances integrity and prioritises most-used data. It speeds up boot times by up to 31 per cent and decrease game load times by up to 13 per cent vs an HDD only. AMD Store MI offers SSD level speed with HDD level capacity.

Availability

The new AMD 3000XT Series processors are expected to be commercially available in the global retail channels starting 7 July 2020. AMD A250 motherboards are expected to be available at leading retailers and etailers starting August 2020 from the likes of ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, GIGABYTE, and MSI.


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