AMD Ryzen 5 2600Source: Windows Central

What you need to know

  • AMD announces new AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT CPUs.
  • New AMD B550 and A520 chipsets will be ready for all 3000-series processors come August.
  • Prices for the new CPUs start at $249, arriving in July 2020.

AMD's family of 3000 series Ryzen CPUs just got slightly larger with the addition of three new processors. The company announced a new CPU for Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9, offering more performance to consumers without having to jump to the next SKU level.

What makes these CPUs a little different from the other processors in the families is the ability to hit higher frequencies to better tackle high workloads, thanks to the 7nm manufacturing process. Here's a quick rundown of the new processors.

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Category Ryzen 9 3900XT Ryzen 7 3800XT Ryzen 5 3600XT
Cores 12 8 6
Threads 24 16 12
Clock Speed 3.8 3.9 3.8
Boost Speed 4.7 4.7 4.5
TDP 105W 105W 105W
Price $499 $399 $249
Availability July 7 2020 July 7 2020 July 7 2020

We're looking at a performance increase of around 4% compared to the current 3000 series, according to AMD. These new processors are scheduled to arrive on July 7, 2020 and start from $249.

Accompanying this news is the launch of B550 and A520 chipsets. We've already got the X570 for high-end systems, so now's the time to start looking at building more budget-friendly PC builds with the latest motherboards and Ryzen processors. New motherboards with these chipsets will arrive in August 2020.