Arrow Electronics' German branch (via @momomo_us (opens in new tab)) has officially listed the unannounced AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT CPUs on its online store. The different OPNs (ordering part numbers) show that only the Ryzen 5 3600XT will come with a stock cooler.
While OPNs have become more cryptic over time, they still hold a lot of clues. In the case of AMD's looming Zen 2 CPUs (opens in new tab), the Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 7 3800XT surfaced with the 100-100000277WOF and 100-100000279WOF OPNs, respectively. Generally, the "WOF" suffix in the OPN stands for ' without a fan,' meaning the corresponding processor doesn't come with an included stock cooler. The product description on Arrow Electronics also suggests this.
The Ryzen 5 3600XT, however, looks like it will still come with the Wraith Spire cooler that was originally included with the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (opens in new tab).
AMD Ryzen 3000XT Specifications
|Processor||OPN||Cores / Threads||Boost Clock (GHz)||Total Cache (MB)||TDP (W)||CPU Cooler|
|AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT*||100-100000277WOF||12 / 24||4.7||70||105||N/A|
|AMD Ryzen 9 3900X||100-100000023BOX||12 / 24||4.6||70||105||Wraith Prism RGB|
|AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT*||100-100000279WOF||8 / 16||4.6||36||105||N/A|
|AMD Ryzen 7 3800X||100-100000025BOX||8 / 16||4.5||36||105||Wraith Prism RGB|
|AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT*||100-100000281BOX||6 / 12||4.5||35||95||Wraith Spire|
|AMD Ryzen 5 3600X||100-100000022BOX||6 / 12||4.4||35||95||Wraith Spire|
*Specifications are unconfirmed.
Both the Ryzen 9 3900X (opens in new tab) and Ryzen 7 3800X (opens in new tab) come with the Wraith Prism RGB CPU cooler. While it's not the best CPU cooler (opens in new tab) on the market, the chiller possesses the necessary capability to keep the Zen 2 processors' temperatures under control in most situations.
Based on rumors, early benchmarks and leaks so far, the Ryzen 3000XT-series (opens in new tab) appear to feature improved clock speeds (opens in new tab) over the non-XT models. It's unknown if the new chips will bring anymore surprises under the hood. Preliminary listings on Amazon Italy (opens in new tab) suggest that the XT variants will cost a small premium.
The big question here is why would AMD suddenly opt to not continue include the Wraith Prism RGB cooler with the Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 7 3800XT. Perhaps AMD can shed some light on the issue when the chipmaker reveals the Ryzen 3000XT-series tomorrow, according to Amazon Italy.