More V-Cache for AM4 – AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700X3D has been listed in Europe
AMD’s newest AM4 upgrade has landed a European retailer
AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700X3D processor has been listed at the European retail comparison site Geizhals, seemingly confirming AMD’s plans to launch the new AM4 processor very soon. Previous rumours have suggested that AMD plans to release this new V-Cache enhanced CPU on January 31st, though this has not been confirmed.
This new AM4 processor from AMD will give gamers on AMD’s aging AM4 motherboard platform a new gaming-oriented upgrade option. With eight Zen 3 CPU cores and 3D V-Cache, this CPU will sit just below the company’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D, AM4’s most powerful gaming processor.
While PC King lists AMD’s 5700X3D with a price tag of 271 euros, we do not consider this pricing official. While this price tag is a little lower than AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D, it is possible that AMD will release this new CPU with a different price tag. Early retail listing rarely list products with the correct price tags.
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 allow CPUs to access more data on fast L3 cache instead of waiting for 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. However, not all workloads benefit from having access to more L3 cache.
(Ryzen 7 5700X3D Listing – Via @momomo_us)
AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700X3D could be AM4’s hast hurrah
AMD’s AM5 motherboard platform has been available for more than a year. AM4 is a dead platform, and AMD’s newest CPUs 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 too. As such, AMD’s X3D processors can be considered as an affordable upgrade option for AM4 users.
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