AMD has officially announced the update of its third-generation Ryzen-based Zen 2 core processors. The new processors will be labeled as XT compared to the previous X processors and what they offer is actually a little extra speed compared to the X processors, and in turbo mode only.
The announcement includes three processors, all with the same mantra. Ryzen 9 3900XT, the oldest of the three, offers the same 12/24 cores, the same power consumption of 105 watts, a basic 3.8 GHz and maximum turbo speed for a single core of 4.7 versus 4.6 GHz. The price jumped from $ 449 to $ 499.
The Ryzen 7 3700XT comes with 8/16 cores at a base speed of 3.9 GHz and a maximum turbo speed of 3.7 versus 3.5 GHz, with the same power consumption. The price went up from $ 359 to $ 399. The short list closes Ryzen 5 3500XT with 6/12 cores, 95 watt TDP, a base speed of 3.8 GHz and a maximum turbo speed of 4.5 compared to 4.4 GHz. The price went up from $ 249 to $ 249.
The processors will be accompanied by a new A520 chipset that the company says will better reflect their improvements, with preparation for future updates.
The processors will be available in stores beginning next month. Panels with the new chipset will arrive on August 20 according to AMD.