It looks like AMD is taking a page out of Intel’s playbook, and the upcoming Matisse refresh processors won’t come with a boxed cooler, at least not the higher-end parts. While the Ryzen 5 3600XT will come with a wraith spire cooler, both the 3800XT and the 3900XT will come without a stock cooler.
|CPU||Ryzen 5 3600X||Ryzen 5 3600XT||Ryzen 7 3800X||Ryzen 7 3800XT||Ryzen 9 3900X||Ryzen 9 3900XT|
|Base Clock||3.8 GHz||4.0 GHz||3.9 GHz||4.2 GHz||3.8 GHz||4.1 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.4 GHz||4.7 GHz||4.5 GHz||4.7 GHz||4.6 GHz||4.7 GHz|
|L3 Cache||32 MB||32 MB||32 MB||32 MB||64 MB||64 MB|
|Launch||7th July 2019||7th July 2020||7th July 2019||7th July 2020||7th July 2019||7th July 2020|
If leaks and rumors are to be believe, the refreshed Ryzen 3000 processors will have a boost clock of 4.7GHz for all three chips. This puts the 3600XT’s boost frequency 300MHz higher than the vanilla 3600X while the 3800XT and 3900XT will be just 200MHz and 100MHz faster than the original Matisse parts. Other than the boost frequencies, the new refreshed CPUs will come with an increased Infinity Fabric clock of 2000MHz, 200MHz higher than the stock 3000 series lineup. This should help reduce inter-core latencies, resulting in better gaming performance.
While the rendering and content creation performance of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 CPUs is still quite competitive relative to Intel’s 10th Gen lineup, the gaming performance is a bit lackluster, at least at the higher-end. Rectifying that is the main intention of these new parts. A Ryzen 5 3600XT with a 300MHz higher boost than the vanilla 3600X will likely be the main highlight of the new lineup. We’ll keep you posted.