AMD had announced the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which they called the world’s fastest gaming processor, back in CES 2022. Team Red has now confirmed that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D will be made available for purchase globally starting from the 20th of April, with a recommended retail price of USD449 (~RM1,885.35).
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the first Ryzen processor to use 3D V-Cache technology with AMD claiming that it’ll deliver up to 15% more gaming performance compared to rival processors without stacked cache technology. It offers a whopping 96MB of L3 cache, which it achieves by stacking 64MB of 3D cache on top of 32MB of 2D cache. In comparison, even AMD’s top of the line high end desktop chip, the Ryzen 9 5950X only has 64MB of cache with Intel’s Core i9-12900K packing just 30MB. With the additional L3 cache in place, the CPU will need to access the regular, slower RAM less often.
As for the rest of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D’s specs, it packs 8 cores and 16 threads with a base clock speed of 3.4GHz and a boost clock of 4.5GHz. These are slightly slower speeds than a regular Ryzen 7 5800X, but with the extra L3 cache ought to make up for it. It has a TDP of 105W and uses the AM4 socket too, with any 400 and 500 series motherboard supporting the chip. You’ll want your own CPU cooler though as there won’t be one in the box it comes with.
Furthermore, there’s a bunch of other consumer-focused Ryzen desktop processors from AMD as well, with three joining the Zen 3 family and three other Zen 2-based processors. These are headlined by the Ryzen 7 5700X, an 8-core, 16-thread Zen 3 based processor and has a base clock of 3.4GHz and a boost clock of up to 4.6GHz. Retailing at USD299 (~RM1,255.29), it slots right in between the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X in the product stack. It’s clocked a little lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X, but is rated at just 65W TDP, making it AMD’s most capable 65W chip.
Other new processors introduced today in the Ryzen 5000 series includes the Ryzen 5 5600 and Ryzen 5 5500. It should be noted though that while all of the Ryzen 5000 chips introduced today are Zen 3 based, the Ryzen 5 5500 is not built on the same Vermeer architecture as the others, but rather is Cezanne-based instead. While Vermeer uses a chiplet design, Cezanne chips use a monolithic die design. Cezanne chips were previously used only for the Ryzen 5000 series APU processors, so it’s certainly interesting to see one appear without an integrated GPU onboard. This could simply be AMD reusing Cezanne silicon whose integrated GPU suffered manufacturing defects, but is otherwise still fully functional.
Other than the Ryzen 7 5700X, all other processors introduced by AMD today will come with the ever capable Wraith Stealth CPU cooler in the box. These new mainstream CPUs will be available for purchase from the 4th of April onwards.