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Reviews AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. perplekks45

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    From what I heard/read these chips were meant to be a possible upgrade path for B450 owners before AMD paddled back and made the older chipsets compatible with Ryzen 4000. They were never meant as successors to the X line-up or competitors to Intel's 10nm chips. That's where the 4000 series comes in. IF Intel can get 10nm desktop chips to market in time.
     
  3. fix-the-spade

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    So these are the modest mid-generation bump that was expected. It's nice that they've driven down prices on X level processors. Deciding between a 3900X, 3900XT and a (presumably) 4900X is going to be a nice problem to have come November.
     
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    If AMD don't go bonkers on the pricing, I'll sell my 3700X for one of those juicy higher-up-the-ladder 4800X or 4900X chips. If I can bribe the fiancée with love and kisses maybe even a 4950X.
     
  5. IamSoulRider

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    One thing I would say here as an owner of a 3900X is that the stock cooler is nowhere near sufficient to cool this chip. It wouldn't hold base frequency in lightly threaded loads with the stock cooler. This is primarily because the heat is dumped all throughout the case and the normal airflow in the case is disrupted. I'm using a Define XL R2, and have plenty of airflow. Upgraded to a Asetek AIO and the improvement was night and day. Aside from when the PC is sat at idle I am always above the CPU's base frequency.

    In my opinion the difference between the 3900X and 3900XT needs to be looked at, not as a lack of a cooler in the box, more that they give you a cooler to sell on when you buy the 3900X. I wouldn't say it was quite the saving it may appear to be at face value.
     
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    Underwhelmed, a move to keep up interest/prices until the next chip drops.
     
  7. Spraduke

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    This simply falls into a RevB category. If you're buying today you would consider getting an XT version (if price differences aren't massive) but if you already have a 3000 series Ryzen it would be insanity to upgrade.
     
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