Last week, rumors began to surface about AMD refreshing several of its Ryzen line of processors. With each day, more information is coming forth, adding to the likelihood of this happening. As with any rumor, these details should be taken with a grain of salt. They do seem plausible in the wake of Intel’s latest launch, but AMD has not issued any official statements yet. Recently, price drops for the 3900X have been seen in multiple places, which are often common before a refresh is released. The latest tidbit to hit the internet comes via the forums on the Chinese website Chiphell.
One user on the forum has published possible clock specifications for all three rumored Matisse refresh processors. At the top of the list is the Ryzen 9 3900XT. This lists the base clock as 4.1 GHz giving it 300 MHz increase over the current base clock of the 3900X. More interesting is the boost clock. The boost clock would be increased by 200 MHz, taking it up to 4.8 GHz. If true, the 3900XT would edge even closer to the coveted 5.0 GHz speed that so many gamers seek. It would also take AMD’s 12-core, 24-thread chip further within reach of Intel’s Core i9 10th gen flagship, the 10900K processor. It could be very interesting to see if the 3900XT could be overclocked beyond 5.0 GHz.