AMD has officially announced the availability of its 7nm Ryzen 3000XT Matisse Refresh CPU family, the Ryzen 9 3900XT (3900X replacement), Ryzen 7 3800XT (3800X replacement) and lastly the Ryzen 5 3600XT (3600X replacement). AMD plans to refresh the 3000 lineup with these new SKUs. The XT models appear to be higher binned chip variants than the non-XT SKUs.
The XT parts feature a new optimized 7nm node. AMD expects roughly 4-5% improvement over the original X-series of processors. This is achieved thanks to the improvements introduced to the 7nm process node over the year. AMD is not replacing the original parts. Both X and XT processors are going to coexist in the market. AMD wants consumers and gamers to have more choices.
All the three Ryzen 3000XT SKUs have the same base clock as their previous counterparts, but the boost clock will slightly differ. These chips will arrive with same specs as their vanilla counterparts having identical cores, threads, TDP and cache, with the only exception being a change in the clock speed, a higher boost clock value.
The official MSRP on some of the older X SKU models has been reduced in order to reflect the current XT lineup’s pricing, at almost every major retailer around the globe, making these XT parts a hard purchase over existing models in terms of their value proposition.
Coming to the specs, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT is a 12-core and 24-thread processor. This SKU has a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.7 GHz (single core), which is 100 MHz higher than the X counterpart. The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT will additionally pack 70 MB of complete cache with a TDP of 105W. Pricing for the chip will be kept at $499 USD while the original Ryzen 9 3900X can be found for around $450 USD on several retail outlets.
The Ryzen 7 3800XT on the other hand is an 8-core 16-thread CPU with a base clock of 3.9 GHz and a boost clock of 4.7 GHz, which is actually 200 MHz higher over the current Ryzen 7 3800 X model. In addition to the clock speeds, the chip will retain its PCIe Gen 4.0 capabilities and offer up to 36 MB of total cache in a 105W TDP envelope. AMD has priced the Ryzen 7 3800XT at $399 which is the same as the MSRP for the 3800X, but the X variant could be had for around $300 USD at almost every major retailer worldwide.
Lastly, the 6-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 3600XT has a base clock of 3.8 Ghz and the boost clock is around 4.5 Ghz, which is 100 Mhz higher. The chip packs 35 MB of the total cache at 95 Watts. The Ryzen 5 3600XT with cost 249 USD. The original Ryzen 5 3600X has an MSRP of around 224 USD.
AMD claims a 4% average performance improvement in single-threaded workloads while featuring a 40% increase in power efficiency than existing chips. It is also important to note that both the Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 7 3800XT SKUs will likely ship without any Stock Cooler.
The full consolidated list of Reviews can be found here, courtesy of Videocardz. You can read all the reviews posted on the web for these new XT parts.