AMD announces new Ryzen 3000-series CPUs with XT branding

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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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CategoryRyzen 9 3900XTRyzen 7 3800XTRyzen 5 3600XT
Clock Speed3.83.93.8
Boost Speed4.74.74.5
AvailabilityJuly 7 2020July 7 2020July 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.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.