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AMD Zen 2 (Refresh) 3900XT/3800XT/3600XT

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by The Old School Gamer, May 23, 2020.

  1. Gerard

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    They fact remains, they announced last month what they would be delivering, and delivered on what they said, they didn't mention any miraculous performance increases which seems to be what you and some others expected for some reason.
     
  2. Kirby Wurm

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    I'm pretty sure the Gamer's Nexus sample OC'd to 4.6GHz all core was on a standard (AIO/high-end air) setup. Something of a moot point as even then the gains are pretty small as AMD pretty much stated they would be.
     
  3. Gerard

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    One of the reviews stated it was pointless to overclock the 3600xt as it's basically giving you it's best out of the box. That's really the only reason amd are selling ryzen as all "unlocked" because they're running at more or less their max. That was a big selling point of ryzen, but realistically if amd were able to have chips that clocked several hundred mhz more they would also have a locked and unlocked sku.


    Hopefully the 4000 series is a substantial bump in clock-speed along with the boost clocks for all cores being more substantial, having 4.7ghz on a single core might be ok for an archaic game or something but who's buying a 12 core cpu for that?
     
  4. jigger

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    The lV1 review seemed to say the 3600XT was hitting close to 4.7ghz
     
  5. MrPils

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    Mine never shipped, sad times. It seems like the 3900XT is a decent piece of silicon though. The few places that have tested it properly (with per ccx and/or per core ocing) confirm that its still 1 high quality and 1 lower quality, but you're looking at 4.6ghz to 4.7ghz on the good set of 6 cores and 4.3ghz to 4.4ghz on the poorer set. That is WAY better than release silicon.

    I wouldn't hope for big clock speed bumps to 5ghz with 4000 series, it seems the main effort is going into getting a considerable IPC boost (probably a good chunk will come from increasing memory and IF stock speed). I'm sure I remember seeing quotes a few weeks ago from OEMs testing 4000 series saying performance uplift was up to 20% over 3000 series, though that could've been referring to APUs I guess? I suspect if a clock increase for 4000 was to come it would be with a refresh similar or identical to this.
     
  6. Gerard

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    Most i seen was 4.5, only looked at one or 2 though. Big difference between a 6 core hitting that with water and oc'ing on all cores and a 12 core doing it out of the box. But single core performance is always emphasised in the marketing and advertising as it's always a bigger number than all core boost.
     
  7. Gibbo

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    Hi there
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  8. jigger

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    It’s worth a watch. 4.7 all core and 1900 IF
     
  9. Joxeon

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    Well the reviews are out now and i'll stand by my earlier comment.

     
  10. Grim5

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    And that's fine, but always wait for the reviews first
     
  11. Joxeon

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    The 3800XT is biggest oddball at its price range as you have the 3900X around the same mark if you want productivity and the 10700k for gaming so hard to see who in their right mind would buy one.
     
  12. Jamin280672

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    Gamers meld said the 3800XT was the best overclocker out of all the samples he got, he overclocked it all core to 4.55ghz at 1.3v and had the IF running at 2000mhz.
     
  13. Grim5

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    Awesome if true but I havent seen anyone else get this

    edit: ah there are others, it seems they definitely overclock better than the X versions

    4.45ghz all core on the 3900XT and 4.6ghz all core on the 3800XT

     
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  14. Gerard

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    Seems there is a bit of overclocking headroom in them, kitguru had their 3800xt at 4.6 all core and 4.45 for the 3900xt.
     
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  15. Jamin280672

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    Just watched that video funny enough, its all over the place people reporting better overclocks and actually recommending overclocking these ones rather than leaving them at stock.
     
  16. The Old School Gamer

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    - Updated the first post with OCUK web shop links.
    - Added video reviews from Hardware Unboxed, Gamers Nexus, KitGuru and OC3D.
    - Added links to TechPowerUp written reviews.


    As expected disappointing as they don't really offer any real meaningful uplift over the older X range.

    Slightly better top end manual OCs, but Zen 2 does not really scale that well with frequency anyway so the gains are marginal at best.

    Conclusion - wait for Zen 3 or buy the older SKUs at a lower price point if you cannot wait.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2020
  17. Boot_Loop

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    4.6 on 8 Zen 2 cores (3800XT) is pretty beastly for a price premium admittedly.
     
  18. Richdog

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    It makes a negligible difference over the 3800x in real terms.
     
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  19. SupraWez

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    As mentioned earlier in this thread somewhere by another member, would like to see how high a 3900XT or 3800XT can be OC`ed with SMT disabled, wonder if it makes a difference.
     
  20. ljt

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    Clock speed is not what is holding back gaming performance on ryzen.

    I remember watching a video where they managed to overclock a ryzen 3000 chip to 5ghz to run some gaming benchmarks and it barely showed much improvement in framerates.

    They concluded it was latency that holds back the performance the most, not clock speed.