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Retailer confirms 300 MHz higher boost clocks for Matisse refresh processors; Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT receive improved base clocks too

The Matisse refresh will be a stop gap until Vermeer processors land later this year. (Image source: AMD)
The Matisse refresh will be a stop gap until Vermeer processors land later this year. (Image source: AMD)
A retailer has confirmed that the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT will be receiving improved base and boost clocks compared to their predecessors. The Matisse refresh, also known as Matisse 2, is expected to arrive imminently.
Alex Alderson,

The lid has well and truly been removed from AMD's planned Matisse refresh. According to multiple sources, AMD plans to release the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT, examples of which have recently been seen on 3DMark Fire Strike. While the Matisse refresh has not been officially announced yet, we already know quite a bit about the upcoming Zen 2 processors.

On the one hand, Materiel.net has published the prices that it will be charging for the three processors, as we have already reported. These prices, which range from €319 for the Ryzen 5 3600XT to €499 for the Ryzen 9 3900XT, do not necessarily reflect what other retailers will charge for Matisse refresh processors, though. As Videocardz notes, Materiel.net is typically more expensive than other French and European retailers.

However, even though Materiel.net may not reflect what will be the typical prices of Matisse refresh processors, it could be a barometer of price differences between XT and X processors. Citing "our sources", Videocardz asserts that the Ryzen 5 3600XT will cost US$28 more than the Ryzen 5 3600X.

Materiel.net has published the boost clocks for the Matisse refresh series, too. Contrary to what 3DMark suggested, Materiel.net claims that all three processors will have 300 MHz higher boost clocks than their predecessors. Likewise, the retailer claims that the Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT will have 200 MHz higher base clocks than the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 9 3900X. By contrast, the Ryzen 5 3600XT will have a 200 MHz higher base clock than its predecessor.

These could be placeholders until the retailer receives more information, of course. However, including expected boost clock frequencies when Materiel.net has included copy from its X series product listings would seem strange. According to the retailer, the Matisse refresh will have the following specifications. It has not disclosed any release dates yet, though.

Ryzen 5 3600XT Ryzen 7 3800XT Ryzen 9 3900XT
Cores 6 8 12
Threads 12 16 24
Base clock 4.0 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.1 GHz
Boost clock 4.7 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.8 GHz
L2 cache 3 MB 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache 32 MB 36 MB 70 MB
TDP 95 W 105 W 105 W

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Materiel.net (1) (2) (3) via @NotDjey & Videocardz

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Alex Alderson, 2020-06- 1 (Update: 2020-06- 1)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.