AMD Announces Ryzen 3000XT Series Processors, A520 Chipset Motherboards

Even though AMD’s Zen 3 processors are expected to arrive later this year, the company has suddenly announced new Ryzen 3000XT series processors. The new AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT are the first of AMD’s processors to carry the XT branding, which the company also uses for its GPUs.

The new XT series processors feature higher boost frequencies while keeping the same TDP as their standard Ryzen 3000 series counterparts. While the Ryzen 5 3600XT will include a Wraith Spire cooler, builder will need to purchase a third-party cooler for the other two models. Although, AMD does recommend that users utilize, at minimum, an AIO cooler with a 280mm radiator or an equivalent air cooler.

MODEL CORES/
THREADS
BOOST/
BASE
FREQUENCY
(GHZ)
TOTAL
CACHE
(MB)
TDP
(WATTS)
Platform SEP
(USD)
EXPECTED
AVAILABILITY
AMD
Ryzen
9
3900XT
12/24 Up to 4.7/3.8 70 105 AM4 $499 July 7, 2020
AMD
Ryzen
7
3800XT
8/16 Up to 4.7/3.9 36 105 AM4 $399 July 7, 2020
AMD
Ryzen
5
3600XT
6/12 Up to 4.5/3.8 35 95 AM4 $249 July 7, 2020

“At AMD, we are committed to listening closely to our customers and the enthusiast community to deliver leadership products,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit. “With AMD Ryzen 3000XT processors, we’re making additional optimizations to the 7nm manufacturing process to deliver industry leading single-thread performance and more choice and flexibility for enthusiasts.”

AMD also announced the new A520 chipset, which is the company’s latest mainstream motherboard chipset. It is the most affordable chipset in the company’s AMD 500 series, with the X570 leading the pack and the recently launched B550 in the middle.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT, AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT and AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT processors are expected to be available starting July 7, 2020, for an SRP of $249, $399, and $499, respectively. As for new AMD A520 motherboards, manufacturing partners such as ASRock, ASUS, Colorful, Gigabyte, and MSI, are expected to release their models sometime in August 2020.