AMD unconfirms Ryzen 7000 X3D's release date - Gaming Heartbreak
AMD's Ryzen 7000 X3D processors will not be launching on February 14th
Published: 12th January 2023 | Source: AMD |
AMD won't be giving gamers some X3D love this Valentine's day
Yesterday, AMD listed February 14th as the release date for their Ryzen 7000 X3D processors, the company's most powerful gaming CPUs. Valentines Day was due to become a big day for hardcore PC gamers, but AMD has since removed this release date from their website and have released a statement to verify that their published launch date for their Zen 4 X3D processors was incorrect.
AMD currently has no firm release date set for their Ryzen 7000 X3D gaming processors, though they are due to launch sometime in February. 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'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.
AMD's Ryzen 7000 X3D processors combine the power of their Zen 4 CPU cores with 3D chip stacking technology to triple the size of the L3 cache of their processors. This additional cache allows Zen 4 X3D processors to store more data on chip, and this data can be accessed a lot faster than DRAM. This faster data access allows said data to be worked on and calculated faster, accelerating workloads that benefit from faster data access. To put things in more human terms, it is faster to get milk from your fridge than it is to get milk from your nearest shop.
Gaming workloads (in general) benefit hugely from the expanded L3 caches on AMD's Ryzen 7000 X3D processors. For this reason, AMD has marketed these processors directly at gamers, stating that their X3D series CPUs are the "new ultimate gaming processors".
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