French retailer Materiel.net has listed the new Ryzen Matisse Refresh processors that AMD will release this month in response to the launch of Intel’s Comet-Lake S.
The Ryzen «Matisse Refresh» series consists of three variants, Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT, and are intended to power desktop computers. They have the same processing cores of the current models of the same name without that «T» of the name that differentiates them, with 12, 8 and 6 cores (twice as many threads), respectively.
Although not confirmed, this series is believed to be a minor overhaul of current models. It will maintain the same architecture and characteristics of the Ryzen 3000 and the only difference would come from the increased working frequencies between 100 and 300 Hz in order to bring your single-threaded performance closer to what the latest Intel GPUs offer.
From what we know so far, Ryzen 9 3900 XT will go from 3.8 GHz to 4.6 GHz to 4.1 GHz-4.8 GHz, in normal and turbo mode. The Ryzen 7 3800XT will reach 4.2 / 4.7 GHz, while the Ryzen 5 3600XT will go up to 4.0 / 4.6 GHz, also in normal and turbo mode, with the same cores / threads of the current ones. It is not known whether they will maintain the TDP draw of 105 watts and 95 watts for “normal” models.
Improved clock speeds should result in a slight increase in performance, although as always when we talk about a frequency increase so low everything will depend on the applications that are running and the maximum that they can achieve with all their active cores.
Ryzen «Matisse Refresh», prices
Ryzen 9 3900XT: 499 euros
Ryzen 7 3800XT: 459 euros
Ryzen 5 3600XT: 319 euros
It must be clarified that these are the (unofficial) prices of a specific retailer. We expect AMD to announce full features and pricing on June 16 for a Availability from July 7. This revision is expected to be the last one before the arrival of Vermeer CPUs, these yes based on the new Zen 3 architecture that a good part of users are waiting for. Ryzen Matisse Refresh will be compatible with all current motherboards that support AMD’s Ryzen 3000.