One of the big doubts that the first leak of the Ryzen 9 3900 XT, Ryzen 7 3800 XT and Ryzen 5 3600 XT left us were its possible working frequencies. It was clear that, to differentiate themselves from the current generation, they were going to receive an increase in MHz, but how far would AMD be able to go?
It is an important question because, on the one hand, this will affect the performance that these processors will be able to offer, and on the other hand, because it will help us to better understand where the limit is right now for AMD with its MCM architecture in terms of frequencies. refers. The Ryzen 9 3950X, for example, is capable of reaching 4.7 GHz with an active core, but with all the active nuclei around 4.3 GHz.
There is an important difference in the maximum frequencies that the Ryzen 3000 series and the Intel Core processors can reach, and that is due, as we have already explained to you on other occasions, to the particularities that both present at architecture level. If you have doubts I invite you to review this article, where you will discover what is a processor and what elements form it.
Ryzen 9 3900 XT: a little closer to 5 GHz, but only with an active core
A leak collected by VideoCardz leaves us with what will, in theory, be the definitive working frequencies of the Ryzen 9 3900 XT, Ryzen 7 3800 XT and Ryzen 5 3600 XT processors, and the truth is that there are no surprises, we have a fairly large increase moderate working speeds, both in its base mode and in its turbo mode that fits the values of between 100 MHz and 300 MHz that we had previously mentioned.
The Ryzen 9 3900 XT maintains the 12 cores and 24 threads, but goes from 3.8 GHz to 4.6 GHz to 4.1 GHz-4.8 GHz, normal and turbo mode. The Ryzen 7 3800XT reaches 4.2 GHz in normal mode and 4.7 GHz in turbo mode, and finally we have the Ryzen 5 3600XT, which reaches 4 GHz and 4.6 GHz, also in normal and turbo mode.
The improvement of frequencies that these processors bring should result in a slight increase in performance, although everything will depend on the applications we use, the workload that these suppose for the cores of each processor and the maximum that they reach in their turbo mode with different with all their active cores.
If everything goes according to plan, the new Ryzen 9 3900 XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600 XT processors will be available from July 7. Prices haven’t come out, but they shouldn’t be much more expensive than the Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3800X, and Ryzen 5 3600X at launch, at least in theory.