AMD Launches Ryzen 3000XT Processors

Posted on June 16, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, PC gaming with 6 Comments

Today, AMD announced its performance-focused Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT processors for gamers and power users.

“At AMD, we are committed to listening closely to our customers and the enthusiast community to deliver leadership products,” AMD senior vice president and general manager Saeid Moshkelani said in a prepared statement. “With AMD Ryzen 3000XT processors, we’re making additional optimizations to the 7 nm manufacturing process to deliver industry-leading single-thread performance and more choice and flexibility for enthusiasts.”

The three new chipsets will be available publicly on July 7, and each is value-priced at $249 (Ryzen 5 3600XT), $339 (Ryzen 7 3800XT), and $499 (Ryzen 9 3900XT), respectively. They offer 6, 8, and 12 cores across the product family and are desktop-class chips with accordingly high power utilization of 95- to 105-watts.

AMD claims that the new chips are about 4 percent more powerful than their predecessors and up to 40 percent more powerful than the (Intel) competition. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT retail box processors include a Wraith Spire cooler, while enthusiasts can choose their own cooler for the other chips.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “AMD Launches Ryzen 3000XT Processors”

  1. mrdrwest

    I've already committed to building an AMD Ryzen based custom PC this year. They're rocking it right now! And now this...!

  2. brettscoast

    Thanks for the write up Paul. I listened with interest to your last 'what the tech' podcast with Andrew Zarian discussing AMD chips at length, I believe they offer great value in terms of price and performance. Intel has some serious competition here and needs to lift their game.

  3. Stooks

    For a desktop computer I am not sure why anyone would buy Intel anymore.

    • red77star

      In reply to Stooks:

      Because they have faster gaming CPUs. I have both and 3900x is nothing special despite having two extra cores. I find Comet Lake to still be better CPU all around.


      AMD claims that the new chips are about 4 percent more powerful than their predecessors and up to 40 percent more powerful than the (Intel) competition.


      This is plain bullshit. Extra 100Mhz does not translate to 4% and they are not better than Intel counterparts up to 40%. Keep dreaming AMD.

  4. madthinus

    They have solid desktop CPU's and even better Laptop CPU's with the 4000 series compared to the Intel mobile parts. They god really good reviews. AMD is doing well at the moment and I am for one very happy for them and the industry.

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