What’s the skinny? Lots of news today from the AMD newsroom, as AMD announces their new Ryzen 3000XT processors. These are the first Ryzen processors to get the XT in their name. AMD also announced worldwide availability of their B550 motherboards starts today, an updated version of their StoreMI, StoreMI 2.0 and A520 motherboards.
“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.1”
The first Ryzen processors to get the XT naming are the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and the Ryzen 9 3900XT. These processors will come with slightly higher clock speeds. AMD claims these higher clock speeds will bring a 4% increase to single threaded performance. AMD states that to get the most out of these processors you should use a minimum of a 280mm AIO or equivalent air cooler. AMD has an updated list of coolers that it recommends for these processors.
It would seem that this move shows AMD is comfortable and in no hurry to release its Ryzen 4000 series processors as the Ryzen 3000 processors are still selling well. It could also be a case of AMD wanting to speed up the process of selling off old stock to make way for the new processors by adding another level to the binning process.
AMD Ryzen™ 3000XT Series Processors
Building upon the legacy established by the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processor family, the 3000XT Series processors elevate the world-class “Zen 2” architecture with an optimized 7nm manufacturing process technology to offer higher boost frequency2 and increased performance at the same TDPs of their Ryzen™ 3000 counterparts.
The AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900XT offers:
- Up to 4% increase in single-threaded performance over AMD Ryzen™ 3000 desktop processors3
- Up to 40% more power efficiency than the competition4
|MODEL||CORES/ THREADS||BOOST5/ BASE6 FREQUENCY (GHZ)||TOTAL CACHE (MB)||TDP7 (WATTS)||Platform||SEP8 (USD)||EXPECTED AVAILABILITY|
|AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900XT||12/24||Up to 4.7/3.8||70||105||AM4||$499||July 7, 2020|
|AMD Ryzen™ 7 3800XT||8/16||Up to 4.7/3.9||36||105||AM4||$399||July 7, 2020|
|AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600XT||6/12||Up to 4.5/3.8||35||95||AM4||$249||July 7, 2020|
AMD StoreMI technology has been reimagined for 2020 and beyond with an all-new interface and new features. Highlights of the 2.0 version include a new caching-based acceleration algorithm that enhances data integrity and prioritizes most-used data, speeding up boot times by up to 31%9 and decreasing game load times by up to 13% vs an HDD only10. With its intelligent design and streamlined interface, AMD StoreMI is ideal for achieving SSD level speed with HDD level capacity.
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600XT, AMD Ryzen™ 7 3800XT and AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900XT processors are expected to be available from top retailers and etailers worldwide starting July 7, 2020. AMD A520 motherboards are expected to be available at leading retailers and etailers starting in August 2020 from board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, GIGABYTE, and MSI.