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AMD Ryzen 3600XT boosts to a remarkable 4.6 GHz in 3DMark: Core i5-10600K performance for US$60 less?

The upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT was seen boosting past 4.6 GHz (Image source: AMD)
The upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT was seen boosting past 4.6 GHz (Image source: AMD)
Tipster @_rogame recently spotted a 3DMark listing for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 5 3600XT CPU. The 6-core, 12-thread midranger s shown boosting to a remarkable 4.6 GHz, substantially higher than most Ryzen 5 3600X units manage. Will it be enough to challenge Intel’s more expensive i5-10600K, though?
Arjun Krishna Lal,

Tipster @_rogame recently shared a 3DMark listing for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 5 3600XT, showing the midrange CPU clear the 4.6 GHz mark. The leaked listing was spotted over two weeks before AMD plans to ship the Ryzen 5 3600XT, the Ryzen 7 3700XT, and the Ryzen 9 3900XT.

At 4.6 GHz, the enhanced “XT” chip boosts significantly higher than the vanilla Ryzen 5 3600X. Better yields over time mean that the Ryzen 5 3600XT could offer better all-core overclocks, too, compared to the older 3600X. 

The big question, though, is whether or not the boost to clockspeeds is enough to enable the Ryzen 5 3600XT to compete with Intel’s 6-core, 12-thread 4.8 GHz Core i5-10600K. The 10600K only matches the vanilla Ryzen 5 3600X in productivity workloads.

However, its higher single-threaded performance enables it to power past the midrange Ryzen in gaming workloads. However, the Comet Lake S part, at US$262, is over US$60 costlier than the upcoming Ryzen 5 3600XT.

Assuming consistent clock scaling, it’s likely that the 3600XT will outdo the i5-10600K in general productivity workloads. It might still trail in games. However, the gap is expected to close somewhat, relative to the Ryzen 5 3600X. We’ll have more for you as soon as this part hits the market on July 7th. 

The 3DMark listing for the Ryzen 5 3600XT (Image source: @_rogame)
The 3DMark listing for the Ryzen 5 3600XT (Image source: @_rogame)

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-06-22 (Update: 2020-06-22)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.