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