AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700X3D is now available to purchase

One last hurrah for AM4 – AMD’s launches their affordable Ryzen 7 5700X3D for PC gamers

AMD has just released a new gaming CPU for their AM4 motherboard platform. This gives users of AMD’s older motherboards a new gaming-focused upgrade option, one that is more affordable than the company’s existing Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Meet the £239.99 Ryzen 7 5700X3D.

With a retail price of £239.99, AMD’s newest X3D processor is around £35 cheaper than the 5800X3D. With that price drop comes a drop in CPU boost clock speeds from 4.5 GHz to 4.1 GHz. That’s an 8.9% drop in CPU boost clock speeds.

What’s special about AMD’s new Ryzen 7 5700X3D is its inclusion of AMD’s 3D V-Cache technology. This technology adds extra L3 cache to AMD’s top gaming CPUs though die stacking. AMD’s 8-core Zen 3 CPU chiplets typically feature 32MB of L3 cache, but AMD can add an extra 64MB of L3 Cache into the mix with their X3D tech.

So what makes AMD’s X3D V-Cache technology special?

Adding extra L3 cache to a processor can offer users a myriad of benefits. For starters, AMD’s X3D technology can significantly boost L3 bandwidth. Beyond that, additional L3 cache capacity allows more data to be store within your processor. This enables ultra-fast data access, which can significantly accelerate some workloads.

Grabbing data from cache is much faster than grabbing the same data from DRAM. Most typical gaming workloads are very memory sensitive. This allows the enlarged L3 caches of AMD’s Ryzen X3D processors to accelerate most gaming workloads. This is what makes AMD’s Ryzen X3D CPUs very attractive options for gamers.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700X3D is a great option for upgraders of AM4

AMD’s AM5 motherboard platform has been available for more than a year. AM4 is a dead platform, and AMD’s newest CPU architectures are only coming to AM5. That said, a lot of PC enthusiasts own AM4-based systems, and AMD thinks that those users deserve more upgrade options. That’s why the Ryzen 7 5700X3D exists.

Most early AM4 motherboards from 2017 can have their BIOS upgraded to support AMD’s Ryzen 5000X3D processors. This makes AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700X3D very appealing to users of older Ryzen-based systems. Yes, AMD’s AM5 motherboards and Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are the new hotness, but with the Ryzen 7 5700X3D, PC builders only need to change their CPU. Moving to AM5 requires both a motherboard and a memory upgrade. As such, AMD’s X3D processors can be considered as an affordable, hassle-free, upgrade option for AM4 users.

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