AMD reveals Ryzen 7000 X3D's release date - Zen 4 with a Gaming Boost
AMD's launching their fastest gaming processors on February 14th
Published: 11th January 2023 | Source: AMD |
AMD's giving some love to gamers this Valentine's day with their Zen 4 X3D CPU launch
- Update - AMD has released a statement confirming that their Ryzen 7000 X3D release date listing was a mistake and that the company has not confirmed a launch date at this time. Below is AMD's statement.
As you know, today AMD.com briefly published a launch date for the Ryzen 7000X3D Series Desktop processors; however, that date is incorrect. We have not confirmed a launch date at this time. We will provide updates on the expected availability of these processors at a future date
AMD has confirmed that their Ryzen 7000 X3D gaming processors will be launching on February 14th, adding the company's 3D V-Cache technology to their Zen 4 CPU architecture to deliver breakthrough gaming performance.
AMD's Ryzen 7000 X3D series of processors include the company's 8-core Ryzen 7 7800X3D, their 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and their 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X3D. All three of these processors will feature enlarged L3 caches that are designed to enable increased game performance.
What is V-Cache?
AMD's 3D V-Cache technology was introduced with AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which used 3D die stacking techniques to place a 64MB SRAM die on top of their Ryzen 5000 series CPU silicon to boost a CCD's L3 cache size from 32MB to 96MB. This tripling of L3 cache size allows AMD to accelerate workloads that benefit from having more data on-chip. Having three times as much L3 cache allows AMD's X3D processors to store a lot more data on-chip, speeding up data access by limiting the number of times that CPUs need to search DRAM for important data. To put things another way, it is much faster to get a pen from a drawer beside you than it is to walk to the next room and back to grab it.
AMD's enlarged L3 caches on X3D series processors are particularly beneficial for gaming workloads, as most games rely heavily on memory access to achieve high framerates. Having more data on cache can therefore accelerate these workloads significantly, especially for games like Factorio and Stellaris.
With 3D V-Cache, AMD can effectively deliver a generational leap in gaming performance without making any changes to their Zen core designs. With 3D V-Cache, AMD can accelerate gaming workloads with enlarged caches, though it is worth noting that the performance gains from these enlarged caches will vary significantly on a game-by-game basis, and some games will not benefit from the change at all.
Zen 4 V-Cache VS Zen 3 V-Cache
When compared to their last-generation Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor, AMD's new Ryzen 7800X3D CPU is said to offer gamers a 21-30% boost in game performance, offering gamers a significant generational leap in performance. Both of these CPUs feature eight cores and sixteen threads, making these CPUs directly comparable in terms of core-to-core performance.
AMD has not revealed the pricing of their Zen 4 X3D processors, at this time. Expect them to have premium pricing over AMD's standard Ryzen 7000 series processors.