Yesterday we saw that AMD could surprise us with Ryzen 7 3750X and Ryzen 7 3850X, and today new information points directly to Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT, three new processors that the Sunnyvale company will present on June 16, and that will arrive on the market from July 7.
I know that may sound strange, but several motherboard manufacturers have made references in their official documentation to a minor revision of the Ryzen 3000 series, and on more than one occasion. This makes the information we see today make sense, but we must also put it in context with the reality we have after the launch of the Intel Comet Lake-S processors.
Intel’s new generation of high-performance CPUs has, albeit minimally, held the crown of single-wire performance, and despite its poor performance, power, price and temperature ratios, it has generated great interest. We may like it more or less, but the value that Intel has at the brand level It is still, for the average consumer, well above AMD, and that works in favor of the first and against the second, since it makes that even if you have a more solid product, people end up preferring your rival.
The Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT would be AMD’s answer to counter the launch of Intel Comet Lake-S processors, a move that could certainly end up being successful, since it would divert some of the attention that is receiving that new generation of the chip giant and would allow AMD reduce distances in single-wire performance.
What new features will the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT bring?
Well, everything seems to indicate that they will be minimal, so much so that they will be limited to an increase in working frequencies between 100 and 300 MHz in the best case.
The Ryzen 7 3800XT could receive a change at the microarchitecture level that allows it increase the L3 cache to 64 MB. For this it would be necessary to use a combination of 4 + 4 cores (two chiplets with four active cores in each one), but there is still nothing confirmed, and it is also not clear that it will compensate in terms of performance and costs.
Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT processors will maintain the same core of cores and threads, which means that the first will have 12 cores and 24 threads, the second with 8 cores and 16 threads and the third with 6 cores and 12 threads. In the attached table we can see the frequencies that the Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 5 3600X have.
As we have said we expect an increase of between 100 MHz and 300 MHz, so in principle the Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 7 3800XT could exceed 4 GHz base frequency, while the Ryzen 5 3600XT would be around 3.9 GHz. We do not have details on the possible sale price of these new chips, but it should be very different from that of the current models.