AMD Ryzen 9000 X3D CPUs may be available a lot sooner than expected

AMD’s next-generation Ryzen X3D processors could be launching this September

According to Club386, AMD could be launching their enhanced Ryzen 9000 X3D series processors as early as September 2024. These processors will be Zen 5 powered Ryzen 9000 series CPUs that have been upgraded with AMD’s X3D V-Cache technology.

AMD’s Zen 3 and Zen 4 based X3D CPUs have used V-Cache to add 64MB of extra L3 cache to their 8-core Ryzen Core Chiplet Dies (CCDs). This upgrades these CCDs from having 32MB of L3 cache to having 96MB of L3 Cache. Additionally, V-Cache gives AMD’s X3D CPUs a notable boost in L3 cache bandwidth.

Rumour has it that AMD will be making their X3D tech “Even Better” with Zen 5. If true, this could mean that AMD’s next-generation X3D CPUs could feature more cache capacity, more L3 cache bandwidth, or deliver some other form of CPU upgrade.

Intel will be hosting their next “Intel Innovation” event in September 2024. By launching their new Zen 5 X3D chips earlier than expected, AMD would deliver an early counter to Intel’s Arrow Lake CPUs. Intel are likely launching Arrow Lake in or around October 2024. That makes a September launch for AMD’s enhanced Ryzen 9000 series a strong move for the company. AMD could benefit from early X3D sales before Intel launches their next-gen product. Regardless, it remains to be seen how AMD Zen 5 and Intel Arrow Lake CPUs will compare.

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