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February twenty eighth and April sixth, For $699/$599/$449

AMD right now has introduced the launch date and costs for its eagerly anticipated Ryzen 7000X3D collection processors. Aimed primarily at avid gamers, the corporate’s first L3 V-Cache outfitted Ryzen 7000 processors will start rolling out on February 28th, when the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D go on sale for $699 and $599 respectively. This might be adopted up by the Ryzen 7 7800X3D a bit over a month later, when it goes on sale for $449 on April 6th.

First introduced to nice fanfare throughout AMD’s CES 2023 keynote (and teased nicely earlier than that), the Ryzen 7000X3D chips might be AMD’s second era of shopper chips using the corporate’s novel 3D stacked V-Cache know-how. V-Cache permits AMD to stack a 64MB L3 cache die on prime of their current CCDs so as to increase the whole L3 capability of a Zen 3/4 CCD, going from 32MB to 96MB. And within the case of multi-CCD designs such because the Ryzen 9 7950X, bringing the whole, chip-wide L3 cache pool to 128MB.

AMD Ryzen 7000X/X3D Collection Line-Up
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Ryzen 9 7950X3D 16C / 32T 4.2 GHz 5.7 GHz 128 MB 120W $699 02/28/23
Ryzen 9 7950X 16C / 32T 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 64 MB 170W $583
Ryzen 9 7900X3D 12C / 24T 4.4 GHz 5.6 GHz 128 MB 120W $599 02/28/23
Ryzen 9 7900X 12C / 24T 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 64 MB 170W $444
Ryzen 7 7800X3D 8C / 16T 4.2 GHz 5.0 GHz 96 MB 120W $449 04/06/23
Ryzen 7 7700X 8C / 16T 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 32 MB 105W $299
Ryzen 7 5800X3D 8C / 16T 3.4 GHz 4.5 GHz 96 MB 105W $323

Following the profitable trial of the know-how within the shopper house with AMD’s unique Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which was launched to optimistic acclaim again within the spring of 2022, AMD has developed a much wider lineup of V-Cache outfitted Ryzen chips for this era. This consists of not solely the 5800X3D’s direct successor, the 8 core Ryzen 7 7800X3D, but in addition, for the primary time, chips using a number of CCDs. These are the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and 7950X3D, which is able to supply 12 and 16 CPU cores, respectively.

Curiously, AMD has gone for a non-homogenous design for these multi-CCD components – slightly than giving each CCDs V-Cache, AMD is simply outfitting one of many CCDs with the additional L3 cache. The opposite CCD will stay a plain Zen 4 CCD, with its built-in 32MB of L3 cache. The unbalanced design, moreover permitting AMD to regulate the prices of what’s nonetheless a comparatively costly know-how to implement, will permit AMD to supply one thing near the perfect of each worlds for his or her multi-CCD components. The V-Cache outfitted Zen 4 CCDs will supply 6 or 8 CPU cores backed by the large L3 pool, for duties that profit from the bigger cache measurement, whereas the vanilla Zen 4 CCDs might be unencumbered by the V-Cache, permitting them to clock larger for pure throughput workloads that wouldn’t profit from the additional cache.

As with the unique 5800X3D, AMD is aiming these chips at avid gamers specifically, because the complicated, heavy-dataset nature of video video games means they typically profit from having further L3 cache on-hand. The 5800X3D was, relying on the sport, round 15% quicker than its vanilla Ryzen counterpart – no less than as long as it wasn’t GPU restricted. AMD is being a bit extra coy this time round on making apples-to-apples comparisons in opposition to their common Ryzen 7000 chips, so for now the one official efficiency figures out there from AMD are pitting the chips in opposition to the 5800X3D. In lieu of that, a 15% enchancment is an inexpensive baseline provided that the cache sizes haven’t modified within the final era, however we’ll undoubtedly need to take a more in-depth take a look at the ultimate chips to see if the extra L3 cache is as helpful to Zen 4 because it was for Zen 3.

Again at their CES 2023 keynote, AMD introduced the specs for two-and-a-half of the chips, in addition to an undetailed February launch date. With right now’s announcement, AMD is lastly filling in the remainder of the small print, in addition to confirming that solely a part of the product stack goes to make that February launch date.

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As beforehand famous, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D each launch on February 28th. The 16 core 7950X3D will hit the streets with a $699 price ticket, whereas the 12 core 7900X3D will intro at $599. At present avenue costs, this represents roughly a $100 to $150 premium over the chips’ common counterparts, with the 7950X promoting for round $583, and the 7900X promoting for round $444. Costs on AMD’s prime AM5 chips have come down an honest bit since their 2022 launch, so the brand new X3D SKUs are coming in at comparable launch costs as their non V-Cache counterparts. Put one other method, whereas $699 would get you a 16 core 7950X in September, come February it is going to get you an identical chip with a further 64MB of L3 cache.

Aside from benchmarks, at this level the one element we don’t have on the 7950X3D and 7900X3D are the clockspeeds for the V-Cache outfitted CCDs. AMD’s quoted turbo clockspeeds are for the vanilla CCD, so it’s unclear simply how a lot clockspeeds have been lowered for the V-Cache CCD. However taking a touch from AMD’s sole single CCD X3D half, the 7800X3D, we see that half has a prime clockspeed of simply 5.0GHz. So we’d count on one thing comparable for the V-Cache CCDs on the Ryzen 9 components.

Talking of the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, we lastly have the complete specs on AMD’s most easy X3D half. Again in January AMD hadn’t locked down the bottom clockspeeds on this half, however as of right now we lastly have the reply: 4.2GHz. The chip will, in flip, be capable to turbo as excessive as 5.0GHz as beforehand famous.

The most cost effective of the Z3D components, with a price ticket of $449, the 7800X3D may even be the laggard of the group, with the chip not launching till April 6th. AMD has not defined the hole in launch dates, nevertheless it’s cheap to imagine that AMD is prioritizing the meeting and transport of their dearer Ryzen 9 SKUs. In any case, at present avenue costs the 7800X3D will carry a $150 premium over the $299 7700X, making it a full 50% dearer, assuming these avenue costs maintain by April. This occurs to be the identical value the 5800X3D launched at, so AMD is technically simply holding the road right here, nevertheless it does underscore how value cuts on the remainder of the Ryzen 7000 lineup have made the usual chips very aggressive on a value/efficiency foundation.

In any case, we’ll have extra on AMD’s first V-Cache outfitted Zen 4 chips later this month. Moreover taking an in-depth take a look at the efficiency enhancements led to by the bigger L3 cache, the opposite main issue driving efficiency goes to be the Home windows thread scheduler. As that is AMD’s first uneven Ryzen CPU, it will likely be as much as Home windows and AMD’s chipset driver to determine which CCD to position threads on for the 7950X3D/7900X3D. So this month’s launch goes to require that AMD’s {hardware} and software program choices are in sync to ensure that the corporate to make a superb first impression.

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