AMD’s new Ryzen 3000XT gaming processor series is here

Faster clocks, more cores, four to choose from

Jon Peddie

AMD announced three new additions to its 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor family—the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, and AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT processors. The company has introduced the XT branding to the Ryzen family of processors, and the company says the new AMD Ryzen 3000XT desktop processors are purpose-built to maximize performance under any workload. AMD says the 3000XT series desktop processors have higher boost frequencies for gaming and content creation.

The company also introduced the AMD B550 chipset, its first mainstream chipset with support for PCIe 4.0, and available in a variety of motherboard form factors. Additionally, AMD announced the A520 chipset for socket AM4 and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors and the company claims it has more than 40 designs in development. Alongside these new chipsets and processors, AMD also announced the redesigned StoreMI storage acceleration software with a new UI and enhanced acceleration algorithm.

AMD Ryzen 3000XT Series Processors

The Zen 2 architecture-based 3000XT Series are built with 7 nm manufacturing process technology and offers boost frequency and increased performance at the same TDPs of their Ryzen 3000 counterparts.

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT offers:

  • Up to 4% increase in single-threaded performance over AMD Ryzen 3000 desktop processors
  • Up to 40% more power efficiency than the competition


Ryzen 9 3900XT 12/24 Up to 4.7/3.8 70 105 AM4 $499 July 7, 2020
Ryzen 7 3800XT 8/16 Up to 4.7/3.9 36 105 AM4 $399 July 7, 2020
Ryzen 5 3600XT 6/12 Up to 4.5/3.8 35 95 AM4 $249 July 7, 2020
AMD Ryzen 3000XT specifications


The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT processors feature tailored specifications engineered for enthusiasts who regularly choose aftermarket cooling for the highest possible performance.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT retail box processors include a Wraith Spire cooler


As a result, AMD is recommending the use of an AIO solution with a minimum 280 mm radiator or equivalent air cooling to experience these products at their best. A list of AMD recommended coolers can be found on to ensure enthusiasts can maximize the potential from the entire 3000XT series of desktop processors. 

AMD Ryzen 3000XT CPU prices


AMD says its StoreMI technology has been reimagined for 2020 and beyond with an all-new interface and new features. Highlights of the 2.0 version include a new caching-based acceleration algorithm that enhances data integrity and prioritizes most-used data, speeding up boot times by up to 31% and decreasing game load times by up to 13% versus an HDD only. With its intelligent design and streamlined interface, AMD StoreMI is ideal for achieving SSD level speed with HDD level capacity.

AMD StoreMI performance


AMD says its Ryzen 5 3600XT, AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT, and AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT processors are expected to be available from top retailers and etailers worldwide starting July 7, 2020. AMD A520 motherboards are expected to be available at leading retailers and etailers starting in August 2020 from board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Colorful, GIGABYTE, and MSI.

What do we think?

AMD ran a bunch of benchmarks with the new 3900XT against 3900X and Core i5 9900k and beat the pants off of all of them—we’d expect nothing less.