Back at the start of last year, AMD announced the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which was a brand new class of processor from them. It basically brought 3D V-Cache technology to AMD’s mainstream lineup of processors, offering an incredible 96MB of L3 cache. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D ended being so good for gaming workloads it’s still hard to find stock of it almost a year after launch.
This time around, AMD is back again with 3D V-Cache chips, and they’ve now got not one, not two, but three of them too. Announced during their CES 2023 spot, they are adding three new Ryzen X3D processors, namely the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D and the Ryzen 7 7800X3D. While those who only want a great gaming chip might still be interested in the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, those who seek a balance between gaming performance and needing more cores for creative work can choose between the two Ryzen 9 options.
The Ryzen 9 7950X3D features an insane 144MB of total cache, 128MB of that being L3 cache. It packs 16 cores and 32 threads, running at a base clock of 4.2GHz and boost speeds of up to 5.7GHz. The Ryzen 9 7900X3D meanwhile also has 128MB of L3 cache, but 4MB less in total cache. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, running at 4.4GHz base and 5.6GHz boost clocks. Lastly, the RYzen 7 7800X3D has 96MB of L3 cache along with eight cores and 16 threads with boost speeds of up to 5.0GHz, but the base frequency has yet to be finalised by AMD. All three of these chips have a 120W TDP.
According to AMD, the addition of 3D V-Cache technology makes these three new processors some of the fastest gaming processors in the world, with up to a 14% improvement over the previous generation. Curiously, AMD has not revealed a retail price for these three processors, instead only confirming that they will be made available sometime in February.
Meanwhile, for those of you seeking a more efficient processor rather than just the most powerful one, AMD has also released three new non-X processors to complement the original Ryzen 7000 series chips launched late last year. All three of these chips run at just a 65W TDP, making them easier to run than their high TDP siblings while also still able to perform when needed thanks to overclocking support.
At the top of the non-X summit we have the Ryzen 9 7900, a 12 core, 24 thread processor running at 3.7GHz base with boosts up to 5.4GHz. It has a total cache of 76MB, and comes with the Wraith Prism cooler out of the box too. Below that, there’s the Ryzen 7 7700, an eight core, 12 thread CPU running at 3.8GHz base speeds with boosts up to 5.3GHz. It has 40MB of total cache and comes with a Wraith Prism too. Lastly, there’s the Ryzen 5 7600, a six core, 12 thread processor running at 3.8GHz base and up to 5.1GHz boost clocks, with 38MB of total cache and comes with a Wraith Stealth out of the box.
These processors will be made available on 10 January, with the Ryzen 9 7900 priced at USD429 (~RM1,886.96), the Ryzen 7 7700 priced at USD329 (~RM1,447.11) and the Ryzen 5 7600 priced at USD229 (~RM1,007.26). Local pricing and availability though has yet to be confirmed by AMD.