December 4, 2020

The AMD Ryzen XT series skimps on bundled coolers and clock speeds

With its new Ryzen XT-series CPUs, AMD may have stolen a page from Intel’s playbook by offering a moderate clock speed bump while taking away the bundled cooler.Although accidentally leaked already, the three CPUs are officially: Ryzen 9 3900XT wi...

With its new Ryzen XT-series CPUs, AMD may have stolen a page from Intel’s playbook by offering a moderate clock speed bump while taking away the bundled cooler.

Although accidentally leaked already, the three CPUs are officially:

  • Ryzen 9 3900XT with 12 cores, a boost clock of 4.7GHz, and 105-watt TDP for $499
  • Ryzen 7 3800XT with 8 cores, a boost clock of 3.9GHz, and 105W TDP for $399
  • Ryzen 5 3600XT with 6 cores, a boost clock of 4.5GHz, and 95W TDP for $249

On paper, they offer little change compared to the original Ryzen 3000-series launch. The only spec difference is a 100MHz higher clock for the Ryzen 9 3900XT over the original Ryzen 3900X, a 200MHz boost for the Ryzen 7 3800XT over the Ryzen 7 3800X, and a 100MHz bump for the Ryzen 5 3600XT over the Ryzen 5 3600X.

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