Next-generation 3D V-Cache CPUs are going to be “even better” – AMD claims

AMD’s working on enhancements to their X3D V-Cache tech that will further boost CPU performance

AMD has revealed their Ryzen 9000 series of processors, but gamers are already asking themselves “where are their X3D versions?” For the past two CPU generation, AMD has used their 3D V-Cache technology to enhance their Ryzen series.

So far, AMD’s V-Cache enhanced X3D CPUs have been enhanced by adding additional L3 cache to their CPUs. For Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, AMD used V-Cache to add an extra 64MB of L3 cache to their processors. With Ryzen 9000, it looks like AMD are planning to do more with their X3D series CPUs.

Below is what AMD’s senior technical marketing manager, Donny Woligroski (via PC Gamer), had to say about the company’s V-Cache enhanced Zen 5 CPUs.

The X3D stuff, we have a lot to say about it. The best part about it is we’re not just resting on laurels. We’re improving what we can do with X3D, it’s really exciting and I’m super looking forward to talking to people about that.

It’s not like, hey, we’ve also added X3D to a chip. We are working actively on really cool differentiators to make it even better. We’re working on X3D, we’re improving it.

AMD claims to be working on “cool differentiators” with their new V-Cache technology. Sadly, we can only guess at what AMD will be doing with their new X3D technology. Will AMD be adding more than 64MB of L3 cache this time? Will there be more layers of 3D V-Cache? Could AMD use their X3D tech to add other improvements to their CPUs? Could AMD’s Ryzen 9000 I/O die gain new features with AMD’s 3D die stacking tech?

If AMD delivers significant improvements to their V-Cache technology, AMD’s Ryzen 9000X3D CPUs will be very special. AMD’s existing X3D CPUs have already proved to be incredibly popular amongst gamers. With new technological improvements, AMD’s new X3D CPUs may deliver larger performance gains than their predecessors. That’s great news for gamers, and anyone else who wants a CPU with a lot of L3 cache.

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