AMD has refreshed the lineup of processors in a big to shore up the selection now that Intel has shipped their new Comet Lake-S i5 and i7 processors. The new Matisse Refresh processors will be released on July 7th, 2020.
If you are looking to upgrade your check for a BIOS update. AGESA 18.104.22.168 is now slowly being distributed to X370, X470 and X570 and the eventually I expect it to be more widely available in the coming weeks.
The new SKUs are slightly overclocked variants that’s will replace the current “X” models at the same price. Thus, the official MSRP for the older models will be adjusted. The 3900X will now cost $449 ($50 cheaper), the 3800X will drop to $359 ($40 cheaper) and 3600X will get a $25 price cut.
The Ryzen 9 3900XT is a 12-core and 24-thread processor. It has a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.7 GHz. This means that the XT variant is 100 MHz faster than the X model. The TDP will remain the same at 105W. It is expected to launch at $499.
The Ryzen 7 3800XT is an 8-core 16-thread CPU with a boost clock of 4.7 GHz, which means a 200 MHz upgrade over the current “X” model. The price of this processor is expected to launch at $399.
The 6-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 3600XT will cost $249. This is a 100 MHz higher-clocked variant of the 3600X with a boost clock of 4.5 GHz.
The TDP for the new refreshed XT series are 95W or 105W. Existing thermal management solutions are fine.
AMD recommends using B550 or X570 for the Matisse processors which support PCIe 4.0 which is now slowly being supported by SSD products.
B550 motherboards are now becoming listed at retailers as stock starts to trickle in. It may be a few more weeks for volume sales of B550 are possible,
Given the refresh of Ryzen 3000 processors, this adds weight to the expectation that a Ryzen 4000 launch is still distant. Some speculation that AMD may wait until CES 2021 before launching Ryzen 4000 is very unlikely.