Expanding their reach across more of the market, AMD today announced the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT as well as the the AMD B550 chipset availability and the new A520 chipset.
These newer XT branded chips are aimed at the enthusiast market, to give what AMD say is "elite-level performance that dominates gaming and content creation" using further optimizations to their 7nm manufacturing process. This update to 7nm, AMD say, gives an AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT around a 4% increase in single-threaded performance over previous AMD Ryzen 3000 desktop processors.
From the press release:
"At AMD, we are committed to listening closely to our customers and the enthusiast community to deliver leadership products," said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit. "With AMD Ryzen 3000XT processors, we’re making additional optimizations to the 7nm manufacturing process to deliver industry leading single-thread performance and more choice and flexibility for enthusiasts."
|MODEL||CORES / THREADS||BOOST / BASE
|TOTAL CACHE (MB)||TDP (WATTS)||Platform||SEP
|AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT||12/24||Up to 4.7/3.8||70||105||AM4||$499|
|AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT||8/16||Up to 4.7/3.9||36||105||AM4||$399|
|AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT||6/12||Up to 4.5/3.8||35||95||AM4||
All three are expected to be available on July 7.
On the subject of cooling, AMD say the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT comes with a Wraith Spire cooler but the other two AMD suggest looking elsewhere for better cooling "with a minimum 280mm radiator or equivalent air cooling".
Today we also see the worldwide availability of the AMD B550 chipset, the first to support PCIe 4.0. AMD also announced the new A520 chipset, aimed at "everyday PC users".
See more on the AMD website.
Last edited by Guppy on 16 June 2020 at 1:45 pm UTC
QuoteOn the subject of cooling, AMD say the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT comes with a Wraith Spire cooler but the other two AMD suggest looking elsewhere for better cooling "with a minimum 280mm radiator or equivalent air cooling".
That is sensible. AMD aren't in the heatsink business, and there are lots of other companies that are. The lower performance processors coming with an adequate heatsink is a big advantage for their customers, since it removes a potential headache, but enthusiasts are going to want the choice of going with water-cooling, or big heatsinks with big fans to reduce noise, or some other thing. At that tier, the one-size-fits-all solution is to leave it up to the customer.
Not lying about their TDP numbers and sticking with AM4 (even if not all AM4 processors will work in all AM4 motherboards) have also made it easier to be confident in the cooling market. Manufacturers can concentrate on making their products better rather than having to rework the connector every year, and customers can keep using their (potentially quite expensive) cooling solution if they want when they upgrade.
accually you dont even need a better cooler, because the Wraith Prism is pretty good
i bet you wont get the 3600XT up tp 4,5Ghz with a Wraith Spire
Last edited by mylka on 16 June 2020 at 2:29 pm UTC
QuoteToday we also see the worldwide availability of the AMD B550 chipset, the first to support PCIe 4.0
As far as I can tell, B550 is only PCIe 3.0 on the chipset but you do get some PCIe 4.0 from the CPU if you are using a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU. X570 is almost a year old and provides PCIe 4.0 from the chipset (not enough lanes to optimally run a GPU, but a PCIe SSD would run great), along with more from a 3rd gen Ryzen.
Quoting: Avehicle7887My 1700X is starting to feel old with all these releases. I'll hold onto it a little longer with Zen 3 just a few months around the corner.
just 20-30% faster. i think youre fine for now and yours is pretty fast
also after the ryzen 4000 AMD will release a new socket. i would wait for it.
Quoting: GuestCould one of the ladies of this charming community make a child with me right now ? We would sell it for organ harvest so i can buy a B550 motherboard.Problem with that is you would have to wait at least 9 months, and by then something better will be out.
Oh wait, maybe that is a great idea! I too would like to find one!
EDIT : Right now I'm leaning towards 3900XT+ https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-...82E16820232860 . Get the extra boost speed of the 3950X and I'm only going to be rendering in 1080p video for the next year anyway, and it will cost about the same amount of money.
Last edited by jarhead_h on 18 June 2020 at 4:38 am UTC
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