AMD Ryzen 3000 XT CPU review roundup: Slightly faster, slightly pricier, and a shoulder shrug

The reviews are in and despite its better silicon, AMD’s latest XT main appeal is to overclockers

Reviews of AMD’s newest “XT” line of Ryzen desktop chips are in and while the CPUs offer improved performance and the best silicon batch, it’s overall a meh, hardware testers say.

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The lack of stock cooler and mostly competition with the “X” parts that will stick around has seemingly dented AMD’s latest “XT” chips in the eyes of reviewers.

We’ll kick off our roundup of XT reviews with Paul Alcorn of Tom’s Hardware, who looked at the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900XT and the 8-core Ryzen 7 3800XT and pronounced both as “underwhelming.”

“The Ryzen XT lineup arrives to do battle with Intel’s Comet Lake, but while the new chips do provide measurable performance gains over their predecessors, you’ll need to run very specific workloads to justify the increased costs associated with the the cooler-less Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 7 3800XT,” Alcorn says in his review.  “…Overall, the Ryzen XT series does provide another option for discerning shoppers that know their workload, particularly those that frequently use applications that benefit.

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