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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.

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 is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • My 3900X already has a clock of 3.8 with 4.6 boost, not really a huge upgrade from the current series. I only bought my 3900 in January
  • Ahhh, but yours does not have the T. Way better product with the T. :)
  • Well if AMD were to allow trade-in on the non-T version I'd be interested.... Say £250 off the price of a new 3900XT :-)
  • The speed increase is ONLY on Boost mode, and only on ONE core at a time.
    So, 4% increase.
    They had to limit this to maintain the TDP ratings.
  • This is just a stop-gap before the 4000 series becomes available.