The middle child of the XT processors is the Ryzen 7 3800XT. It features 8 cores and 16 threads as its non-XT counterpart while operating at higher speeds thanks to it’s 200MHz boost frequency increase.
While it does come with two more cores and operate at higher frequencies compared to the Ryzen 5 3600XT, is it worth the PHP 8K price hike? Do gamers and content creators alike feel a noticeable difference between the two?
While the Ryzen 7 3800XT has the same 3900MHz base frequency as the non-XT variant, its boost speed has been increased by 200MHz. However, its TDP, L2, and L3 cache and RAM specifications are similar.
As for pricing, AMD Philippines has set its suggested retailer’s price at PHP 23,185, which is over PHP 8K more expensive than the Ryzen 5 3600XT. Do note, however, that the Ryzen 7 3800XT does not come with an included cooler. Take this into consideration when computing for your budget.
Author’s Note: We downgraded the BIOS from the latest version 3.20 to 1.40, as we experienced instability with anything but the stock configuration. The problems persisted with the RAM’s XMP profile, Precision Boost Overdrive, and Overclocking.