Written by Metal Messiah
Just few days ago, I shared one news in which few sources claimed that AMD plans to release new “Matisse Refresh” ZEN2-based CPUs. Now, some rumors are circulating regarding the “Clock speeds” of these new upcoming SKUs.
The alleged clock speeds have been leaked and published over at the Chiphell Forums, coming via HXL. As per this leak it appears that these new AMD Ryzen XT series SKUs would see a “200-300 MHz” boost over the existing lineup of processors from AMD. Core counts are rumored to be the same.
This new “refresh” Ryzen 3000 lineup will include three CPUs: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT (Ryzen 9 3900X Replacement), the AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT (Ryzen 7 3800X Replacement), and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT (Ryzen 5 3600X Replacement).
If these leaks are indeed correct then we can expect the Ryzen 9 3900XT to see a boost clock of 4.8 GHz, which is an increase of 200 MHz over the current flagship 3900X model. The “base clock” would also get a decent bump which sits at 4.1GHz, almost 300 Mhz faster, which is an impressive feat.
The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT is rumored to feature a base clock of 4.1 GHz, with a “boost clock” of up to 4.8 GHz (single-core). This is higher when compared to the base and boost clocks of the current flagship Ryzen 3900X Model, which sits at 3.8 GHz and 4.6 GHz respectively.
The Ryzen 7 3800XT on the other hand offers a base clock bump of 4.2 GHz and a boost clock increase of 4.7 GHz as compared to the current Ryzen 7 3800X. Finally, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT offers 4 GHz base and 4.7 GHz boost frequencies. The base/boost clock speeds again appear to be faster than the “X” model.
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 XT series, aka “Matisse Refresh”, are expected to be announced on June 16th 2020, with AMD planning to sell these new processors around July 7’th. All three AMD Ryzen 3000 ‘Matisse Refresh’ CPUs have higher base clocks than Intel’s current 10th Gen desktop CPUs as well, assuming these results are accurate.
All three CPUs will feature higher clock speeds & an enhanced “overclock” support.
According to rumors the “boost algorithms” for these new CPUs are more finely tuned. So you can expect a “5-10%” performance improvement over existing Ryzen SKUs. AMD had to release several “fixes” in the past for the previous gen Ryzen lineup, to make sure the “advertised” clock speeds could be achieved easily on most of the systems.
So we need to wait till these CPUs hit the shelves to confirm how much base/boost clock speed values these new processors can actually offer.