Highly anticipated AMD Ryzen 7000X3D series processors are nearing
The official release dates have been confirmed for the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000X3d series processors. The Ryzen 9 7900X3D and 7950X3D will arrive on February 28th, while the 7800X3D arrives on April 6th.
All three X3D CPUs have been eagerly awaited because they combine the improved performance of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series with the 3D V-Cache technology that transformed the basic Ryzen 5800X CPU into the absurdly potent Ryzen 5800X3D. Despite being restricted to older DDR4 memory and the AM4 socket, the 5800X3D was able to compete with Ryzen 7000 and Intel’s 12th and 13th-gen architectures in several games by increasing the chip’s L3 cache.
Following the success of the 5800X3D and AMD’s 3D V-cache technology, the next generation chip was born. The 7000-series CPUs can obtain up to 128 MB of L3 Cache by stacking the cache on top of their current CCDs. In contrast, the Core I9 13900 series from Intel has 36 MB of Smart (L3) Cache.
For these multi-CCD parts AMD selected non-homogenous architecture and is only equipping one of the CCDs with the additional L3 cache, rather than supplying both CCDs V-Cache. The other CCD will continue to be a standard Zen 4 CCD with a built-in 32MB L3 cache. This design enables AMD to provide multi-CCD parts that offer the best of both worlds.
This makes the AMD Ryzen 7000X3D series processors alluring for high-end gaming performance. Prices have also been announced, with price tiers differing in a range of $100 to $150.
The $449 7800X3D will have an 8-core, 16-thread CPU with a base clock speed of 4.2 GHz (5.0 Ghz boosted) and a 104MB cache. Priced at $599, the 12-core, 24-thread 7900X3D has a base clock of 4.4 Ghz (5.6 Ghz boosted) with a 140MB cache. The top of the line 7950X3D costs $699 and features a 16-core, 32-thread CPU with a base clock of 4.2 GHz (5.7 Ghz boosted) and a 144MB cache.
Future benchmarks will surely show the potential of the new AMD Ryzen 7000X3D series processors. 2023 is looking like a great year for creators and gamers worldwide.