Similarly, the Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT retain the respective 8-core and 6-core designs of their predecessors, but up the boost clock speed. The 3800XT boosts to up to 4.7GHz, compared to the 3800X’s maximum 4.5GHz boost. Likewise, the Ryzen 5 3600XT has a 3.8GHz base clock and can boost up to 4.5GHz, while the Ryzen 5 3600X could only boost up to 4.4GHz.
It was hoped that the introduction of the new XT CPUs would push down the price of their non-XT predecessors, but the current fluctuations in component pricing make that hard to verify. As an example, a Ryzen 9 3900X cost £402 inc VAT from Scan when we checked it a couple of weeks ago, but it now costs £440 inc VAT. That’s a good cheaper than the new £500 3900XT now, but it’s hardly a bargain compared to a few weeks ago.
Look out for full reviews of AMD’s XT CPUs in Issue 206 of Custom PC. You can see the full pricing of the CPUs below.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12 cores / 24 threads, 3.8GHz base clock, 4.7GHz boost clock
£500 inc VAT
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12 cores / 24 threads, 3.8GHz base clock, 4.6GHz boost clock
£440 inc VAT
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
8 cores / 16 threads, 3.9GHz base clock, 4.7GHz boost clock
£400 inc VAT
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8 cores / 16 threads, 3.9GHz base clock, 4.5GHz boost clock
£340 inc VAT
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
6 cores / 12 threads, 3.8GHz base clock, 4.5GHz boost clock
£250 inc VAT
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
6 cores / 12 threads, 3.8GHz base clock, 4.4GHz boost clock
£209 inc VAT