AMD Ryzen 3000XT processors hit the market, promise high-end performance

After a couple of weeks waiting, the AMD Ryzen 3000XT lineup of processors is finally out in the market as of today.

The AMD Ryzen 3000XT lineup promises faster clock speeds than its predecessor. AMD claims that several updates on its node processors allowed the processors to reach faster clock speeds.

The new processors are considered as just a refresh or upgraded version of its predecessors. Although no major improvements were made, the increased clock speed is a welcome upgrade. Moreover, AMD claims that these new processors are at the same price point as its predecessors.

Clock speed upgrades

AMD focused mainly on the turbo frequency of the Ryzen 3000XT lineup. The chipmaker was able to boost its new processors by as much as 100-200MHz. This is a great upgrade considering the fact that the processors still have the same power draw.

AMD claims that these new improvements are due to several optimizations of its 7nm manufacturing process. Tech experts suggest that updates to the PDK and BKM components allowed the processors to have better power efficiency.

Since the processors are still new, not a lot of benchmark tests are available. Nevertheless, tech experts are expecting a profound improvement considering AMD’s promises.

The processors

On top of the list is the Ryzen 9 3900XT with 12 cores and 24 threads. The processor has a base clock speed of 3.8GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.7GHz. The processor has a TDP of 105W and is currently priced at $499.

Next in line is the Ryzen 7 3800XT with eight cores and 16 threads. It has a base clock of 3.9GHz and a boost clock of 4.7GHz. The processor has a TDP of 105W and a $399 price tag.

Completing the list is the Ryzen 5 3600XT with six cores and 12 threads. It has a base clock of 3.8GHz and a boost clock of 4.5GHz. The processor has a TDP of 95W and a $249 price tag.

All three processors are compatible with AMD’s current motherboard platform. Any motherboard that currently supports Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 processors are completely compatible with the new ones.

AMD is also making a change in terms of its thermal solutions for the new processors. The Ryzen 5 3600XT now comes with a Wraith Spire fan. For the other two processors, AMD recommends an AIO cooling solution that utilizes at least a 280mm radiator.

The AMD Ryzen 3000XT lineup is a welcome upgrade in the market. Although not a major release, these new processors are great for the mainstream market.

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