AMD today not only introduced the Radeon RX 6500 XT and Radeon RX 6400 graphics cardsbut also unveiled its most powerful gaming processor, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, to the world. Its peculiarity lies in a giant third-level cache – 96 MB! It consists of 32 MB of regular cache and an additional 64 MB of cache (so called 3D V-Cache).
As the name suggests, the CPU is based on a regular Ryzen 7 5800X with 8 processing cores and support for 16 threads. True, the frequencies of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D are lower: 3.4-4.5 GHz versus 3.8-4.7 for the standard Ryzen 7 5800X. This is clearly done in order to stay within the 105W thermal package. The CPU is compatible with B450 / X470 and B550 / X570 motherboards.
AMD says the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is on average 6-8% faster than the flagship Intel Core i9-12900K processor (up to 17% in some tasks), and is also 15% faster than the Ryzen 9 5900X in games on average.
Ryzen 7 5800X3D will go on sale this spring (March-April). Perhaps AMD will also release the Ryzen 9 5900X3D, but everything will depend on how well the Ryzen 7 5800X3D competes with the top Intel Alder Lake CPUs.
AMD also confirmed the release of the Ryzen 7000 desktop processors – they will debut in the second half of this year. For the Ryzen 7000, the 5nm process technology and Zen 4 architecture have also been confirmed. We are expecting up to 24 cores operating at frequencies above 5GHz.