It is just recently we posted an update about the Matisse refresh CPUs. Earlier I mentioned two SKUs but the recent report provided better clarity. these are upcoming Ryzen 3000 series SKUs: the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and the Ryzen 5 3600XT.
AMD Variants for the existing chipset platforms
AMD Ryzen 4000 Series CPUs will take a while to be released. Intel Comet Lake-S series of desktop CPUs released with the new Z490 and LGA 1200 socket. So AMD needs something to hold the line until it can release the next-generation CPUs. The upcoming XT CPUs will work just fine with the 400-series and 500-series motherboards. It is not known if there will be a BIOS update for it. But surely, it is not going to be with many caveats like how it will be for AMD 400 chipsets with the Ryzen 4000 CPUs.
Speculated Ryzen 3000 XT Family SKU Specs
|Cores/Threads||Base/ Boost (GHz)||L3 Cache||TDP|
|Ryzen 5 3600X||6 / 12||3.8 /4.4||32 MB||95W|
|Ryzen 5 3600XT||6 / 12||4.0 / 4.7||32 MB||95W|
|Ryzen 7 3800X||8 / 16||3.9 /4.5||32 MB||105W|
|Ryzen 7 3800XT||8 / 16||4.2 / 4.7||32 MB||105W|
|Ryzen 9 3900X||12 / 24||3.8 / 4.6||64 MB||105W|
|Ryzen 9 3900XT||12 / 24||4.1 / 4.8||64 MB||105W|
As you can guess from its nomenclature, these will be succeeding the Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3800X and the Ryzen 5 3600X respectively. While the core configurations are the same as its predecessors, the Matisse Refresh has higher base/boost clock speeds. There’s also an ‘enhanced overclock support’, which explains the new ‘XT’ numbering, referring to a higher grade over the unlocked X variants. Most likely these are higher binned CPUs.
These new XT CPUs should have the same MSRPs as its predecessors. It is not sure if AMD will be discontinuing the manufacturing of its X variants. If all things go well, these CPUs should be announced by June 16th, and be sold maybe on July 7th.