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The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT will be available starting from July 7. These processors come bearing faster clock speeds than their existing counterparts for the same price. AMD stock is up.
American multinational semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD) presented their new three Ryzen processors by uploading a video to their YouTube channel. The new models present improved ‘XT’ versions of existing 3000-series ‘X’ processors and not the Ryzen 4000 models that gamers and experts in the industry were expecting to debut somewhat this year. However, the promise of improved performance while the retail price stays the same makes them worth talking about.
The three new SKUs are the $249 Ryzen 3600XT, $399 Ryzen 3800XT and $499 Ryzen 3900XT. The 3600XT and 3900XT each boost 100MHz more than the vanilla 3600X and 3900X, while the 3800XT gets a 200MHz advantage compared to its older “brother”. That should be transferred into a small (and however hopefully measurable) performance advantage in a range of applications, from content creation to games. Other specs of the processor, including core count, thread count, cache size and so on stood the same.
New Ryzen Processors from AMD to Be Available on July 7
Also it seems that CPU production is ‘growing up’ over time, with launch versions of new chips that are typically worse than those that are created months or years later. It’s not often that we see a CPU maker like AMD actually codify these developments into a new SKU though, and it will be really interesting if we could see if there will be any apparent performance distinction between, for example, recently made 3600 models and the 3600XT.
The new processors are said to be available on July 7th, falling in line with earlier deterrent product listings by some European traders and the release of B550 motherboards. It is also interesting that AMD’s press release has mentioned a new even cheaper chipset, A520, which supports the same Zen 2 and Zen 3 processors at a cheaper price.
In the post-COVID crash environment, AMD wants to take the leadership position. Amid the outbreak, the company continued its development of cutting-edge computing processors as its engineers work from home.
CEO Lisa Su said:
“We have adjusted well. We’ve actually taped out (completed final designs on) a number of chips in the past couple of months working from home and we’ve even brought up chips, first silicon, working from home.”
Yesterday, AMD stock was 0.40% down, at $54.46, despite the good news from the company.
At the time of writing, AMD stock was rising in pre-market by 0.60% to $54.78.