AMD Announces Trio of Ryzen 3000XT Performance Desktop Processors

From PC Mag: Yesterday, AMD added a new, higher performance mobile GPU to Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, but today the focus is on new desktop processors in the form of the unlocked Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT.

It was only back in April that AMD announced its fastest ever Ryzen 3 desktop processors: the 3100 and 3300X. Now the performance bar is being raised for the Ryzen 5, 7, and 9 series chips with the introduction of the XT branding. AMD makes it clear that, "3000XT series desktop processors are optimized with higher boost frequencies to deliver elite-level performance that dominates gaming and content creation. "

The Ryzen 5 3600XT is a six-core (12 thread) processor with a base frequency of 3.8GHz boosting to 4.5GHz. It uses a 35MB cache, a 95W TDP, and is expected to cost $249. Next up is the Ryzen 7 3800XT, which includes eight cores (16 threads) and runs at a base speed of 3.9GHz boosting to 4.7GHz. The cache size increases slightly to 36MB, as does the TDP to 105W. Expect to pay $399 for it. Finally, we have the highest performing new XT chip. The Ryzen 9 3900XT is a 12-core (24 thread) processor running at 3.8GHz and boosting to 4.7GHz. It has a huge 70MB cache while retaining the same 105W TDP as the 3800XT. It will retail for $499. All three processors use the AM4 socket and are expected to be available on July 7.

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