AMD just announced and officially released the new Ryzen 3000XT “Matisse Refresh” processors, offering a slightly higher boost from their respective predecessors. This news comes no surprise at all since there have been a lot of rumors and leaks circulating, ever since Intel released their 10th gen Intel Core Rocket Lake CPUs. Only three CPUs are refreshed; namely the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, followed by the Ryzen 7 3800XT and the Ryzen 5 3600XT. Check out what’s the difference and their respective prices on these new Matisse Refresh below.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT Now Official
AMD announces three new addition to the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor family – the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT and AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT processors. The company is also introducing the “XT” branding for the first time. These new Matisse Refresh CPUs feature the same core and thread count with their respective non-XT variant. However, the new XT processors offer a slightly higher boost clock speed. Great right? Well, yes and no. Let’s get into details.
The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT leads the new XT family. It features 12 cores, 24 threads, a base clock speed of 3.8GHz and a boost clock speed of up to 4.7GHz. For comparison, it’s predecessor the Ryzen 9 3900X also features 12 cores and 24 threads, with a base clock speed of 3.8GHz and a boost clock speed of up to 4.6GHz. That’s right, only a 100MHz increase.
I don’t think that the performance improvement of the new XT will be that significant from their non-XT predecessors. And I doubt if they will even beat Intel when it comes to gaming with those clock speeds. The newer Ryzen 7 3800XT only offers a 200MHz increase than the 3800X. While the Ryzen 5 3600XT also offers a 100MHz increase from the 3600X. You can check out a more detailed specifications comparison on the table below.
However, what we don’t know at this point is if the all-core turbo is similar with their non-XT variant. Perhaps the turbo configuration would be similar with the non-XT; or perhaps AMD has improved how these CPUs boost. We’ll have to wait for the reviews to go live and see if the improvement is significant or minimal.
AMD is releasing these new Ryzen 3000XT Matisse Refresh processors with the same suggested retail price as their non-XT predecessors. That’s good news, but! There is a “but”. This time, these XT CPUs will not come with a stock Wraith CPU cooler. Instead, AMD is recommending the use of an AIO solution with a minimum 280mm radiator or equivalent air cooling “to experience these products at their best”.
So, without a stock Wraith CPU cooler included my question now is, does it make the Ryzen 3000XT Matisse Refresh processors less of a good value than their non-XT counterpart? Right now, their non-XT counterpart are already selling at a discounted or lower price. Again, well have to wait for the reviews to see if the XTs are worth it or their non-XT counterpart are a better deal considering the lower price.
Pricing and Availability
The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT processors are expected to be available from retailers and etailers worldwide starting July 7, 2020. They come with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $499 USD, $399 USD and $249 USD respectively. You can check the latest pricing and availability below.
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT available at Amazon.com here, Newegg.com here and Amazon UK here
- AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT available at Amazon.com here, Newegg.com here and Amazon UK here
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT available at Amazon.com here, Newegg.com here and Amazon UK here
AMD Ryzen 3000XT Matisse Refresh CPU Specifications
|PCI Express||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0|
|Price (At Launch)||$749||$499||$499||$399||$399||$249||$249|