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AMD's 3D V-Cache Ryzen 7 5800X3D chip is coming on April 20

By The Count & Aaron Yip - on 16 Mar 2022, 2:54am

AMD's 3D V-Cache Ryzen 7 5800X3D chip is coming on April 20

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AMD has announced that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, its first chip to utilise 3D V-Cache, will be available to buy from 20th April at US$449. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D was first announced at CES 2022, but the company didn't reveal a release date until now.

The new chip is basically an upgraded version of the existing Ryzen 7 5800X. But instead of the 36MB of L2 and L3 cache, it now has an incredible 100MB of combined cache. That's thanks to the new 3D V-cache tech, which allows the L3 cache to be stacked vertically, significantly increasing its size while maintaining a small footprint.

AMD is claiming that the new CPU is its fastest ever gaming processor, and should feature a 15% performance boost at 1080p over the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X. 

As it turns out, the chip still costs exactly the same as its predecessor did at launch, so AMD doesn't seem to be charging a premium for its new 3D stacking tech.

Elsewhere, AMD also revealed several new and more affordable Zen 2 and Zen 3 desktop processors. With the exception of the Ryzen 7 5700X, all the chips will ship with an AMD Wraith Cooler. They are expected to be available starting April 4. Here's an overview of the individual models and their specifications.

  Architecture Cores/
Boost/Base clock (GHz) Total Cache (MB) TDP (Watts) PCIe support Price (USD)
Ryzen 7 5700X Zen 3 8/16 Up to 4.6/3.4 36 65W Gen 4 $299
Ryzen 5 5600 Zen 3 6/12 Up to 4.4/3.5 35 65W Gen 4 $199
Ryzen 5 5500 Zen 3 6/12 Up to 4.2/3.6 19 65W Gen 3 $159
Ryzen 5 4600G Zen 2 6/12 Up to 4.2/3.7 11 65W Gen 3 $154
Ryzen 5 4500 Zen 2 6/12 Up to 4.1/3.6 11 65W Gen 3 $129
Ryzen 3 4100 Zen 2 4/8 Up to 4.0/3.8 6 65W Gen 3 $99

On top of that, AMD said that it is extending support for Ryzen 5000 series processors on its 300 series chipsets. This means that they will be supported on AMD X370, B350, and A320 chipsets, so users with older systems can still upgrade to the Zen 3 architecture.

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