AMD has been hotly anticipated to launch their V-Cache-equipped X3D CPUs on CES and they did not disappoint. The Ryzen 5800X3D with V-Cache proved that AMD’s vertical 3D cache impacted gaming by a lot, so much so that even the current-gen Ryzen 7000 CPUs had problems dethroning it while also proving it can still hang with Intel’s latest generation Raptor Lake CPU.
AMD’s Zen4 Ryzen 7000 CPUs will now be receiving the same treatment on not just one but three SKUs. AMD today announced the Ryzen 7 7800X3D 8-core CPU as well as the Ryzen 9 7900X3D 12-core and 7950X3D 16-core CPU. This basically supplants AMD’s current top-end offering by supplanting them with newer X3D chips.
AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPU Line-up
- Ryzen 7 7800X3D – 8-core/16-thread, 5.0Ghz Turbo, 104MB cache, 120W TDP
- Ryzen 9 7900X3D- 12-core/24-thread, 5.6Ghz Turbo, 140MB cache, 120W TDP
- Ryzen 9 7950X3D – 16-core/32-thread, 5.7 Ghz Turbo, 144MB cache, 120W TDP
There’s some details worth noting here starting with the currently unannounced base clocks for the 7800X3D. The 7950X3D has a 4.2Ghz base and turbos up to 5.7Ghz while the 7900X3D has a base clock of 4.4Ghz and a 5.6Ghz turbo clock. The 7900X3D meanwhile has a 5Ghz turbo. Surprisingly low given its 5.5Ghz+ clocks on the Ryzen 9 SKUs.
Another thing worth noting is the cache sizes which combines L2 and L3 cache configurations. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D has a total of 104MB L2+L3 cache but this doesn’t scale as large as it can potentially could for the Ryzen 9 SKUs only featuring 144MB max on the 7950X3D.
AMD claims perforamnce should see the Ryzen 7 7800X3D up to 30% ffaster than the 5800X3D. Together with the uplift from Zen4’s IPC improvements as well as modern DDR5 speeds, the 7800X3D’s performance is looking really good from what AMD claims. One thing worth emphasizing is that AMD is touting the Ryzen 7 7800X3D as the “fastest gaming processor” not the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, which is shown to beat the Intel Core i9 13900K.
AMD’s Ryzen 7000X3D will be available starting February 2023 and will work directly with all socket AM5 motherboards. Please check with your motherboard manufacturer if a BIOS update is required.
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