AMD Planning Surprise Processor Launch: Refreshed Ryzen 9, 7 And 5 ‘XT’ Models Inbound?

AMD Planning Surprise Processor Launch: Refreshed Ryzen 9, 7 And 5 ‘XT’ Models Inbound?

AMD could be planning a surprise launch of several 'refreshed' processors to counter Intel's recent launch of its 10th Gen CPUs. The new models, claimed to be the Ryzen 9 3900 XT, Ryzen 7 3800 XT and Ryzen 5 3600 XT by a supposed source of Wccftech, will feature higher frequencies as standard plus more aggressive boosting as well as higher overclocking potential. However, under the hood they will still be 'Matisse' processors and use the 7nm Zen 2 architecture. The reasoning behind the move, if true, is curious. AMD is expected to launch its own 4th Gen Ryzen 'Zen 3' processors later this year and a long way before Christmas too. Many enthusiasts, especially AMD fans, have actually been dismissing Intel's launch given Zen 3 is expected soon too. This begs the question of AMD, then, why now? Intel's 10th Gen CPUs are undoubtedly the reason, but it seems strange for AMD to launch more Zen 2 CPUs at this point. It has added more models to cover the lower end of its flank with the recent release of the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100. The Core i9-10900K offers superb gaming performance and is no slouch in multi-threaded tasks, but it maybe didn't wow some enthusiasts given it failed to offer good value in some areas compared to AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X. The Core i5-10600K, on the other hand, is vastly superior to the Core i5-9600K it replaces, offers excellent performance in games and is a match ...
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