A new AM4 Upgrade Option – AMD’s launching their new Ryzen 7 5700X3D in January

V-Cache for everyone? AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700X3D is in the works to deliver an affordable upgrade option for AM4

On January 31st 2024, AMD are reportedly launching a new V-Cache-enhanced processor called the Ryzen 7 5700X3D. This new processor will sit between AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X3D and Ryzen 7 5800X3D, offering purchasers eight Zen 3 cores and sixteen threads.

According to sakhtafzarmag, AMD’s new Ryzen 7 5700X3D will have slightly lower clock speeds than AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D. In effect, this new processor should launch as a cheaper, but still powerful, gaming processor for AMD’s Am4 motherboard platform.

While this new CPU will continue to utilise AMD’s older Zen 3 CPU cores, the addition of V-Cache will make these CPUs excellent gaming chips. If priced well, these CPUs will be strong competitors for CPUs like Intel’s i5-13600K or i5-14600K for gamers, especially those who already use AMD’s AM4 motherboard platform.

What does AMD’s 3D V-Cache do?

AMD’s 3D V-Cache technology utilises 3D chip stacking techniques to add extra L3 cache to their latest CPU designs. AMD’s 8-core Zen 3 CPU chiplets typically feature 32MB of L3 cache, and AMD can add an extra 64MB of L3 Cache into the mix with their X3D technology. This gives X3D CPUs 96MB of L3 Cache per CPU chipet. That’s a 3x increase in L3 cache size.

This increased L3 cache size allows AMD’s X3D CPUs to store more data on chip. This means that these CPUs can access more data on fast L3 cache instead of waiting for the same data from DRAM. While this does not sound like a big deal, this faster data access can have a huge impact on performance. This is especially true for gaming applications, which can be very memory sensitive.

(The Performance Benefits of AMD’s V-Cache technology)

Ryzen 7 5700X3D – The Last Hurrah for AM4?

AMD has moved on from their AM4 motherboard platform, but that does not mean that AM4 is dead. Yes, AMD’s newest CPUs are only coming to their newer DDR5 compatible AM5 platform, but AM4 remains a strong option for budget PC builders. It is probable that 2024 will see AMD launch their last CPUs for their AM4 motherboard platform, with their Ryzen 7 5700X3D being their last major gaming upgrade option.

With AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700X costing £159.98 today, we hope that AMD will aggressively price this CPU’s X3D counterpart to give gamers a strong value-focused upgrade option. If AMD sold the 5700X3D for under £200, it would be an incredible gaming CPU for its cost.

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