Arrow Electronics' German branch (via @momomo_us) 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, 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.
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 and Ryzen 7 3800X come with the Wraith Prism RGB CPU cooler. While it's not the best CPU cooler 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 appear to feature improved clock speeds over the non-XT models. It's unknown if the new chips will bring anymore surprises under the hood. Preliminary listings on Amazon Italy 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.