AMD first teased its 3D V-cache technology on a prototype Ryzen 9 5900X processor back during Computex 2021. AMD's initial data showed tangible performance benefits in 1080p gaming. This year, at CES 2022, AMD made official the first 3D V-cache processor. It was not the Ryzen 9 5900X, but the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
Now, AMD has officially confirmed the pricing and availability details for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The processor will be available for US$9 on April 20. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is an eight core 16 thread part with a 3. GHz base and a .5 GHz boost. The processor features 32 MB of L3 cache along with an additional 6 MB of 3D V-cache and operates at 105 W.
AMD is positioning the Ryzen 7 5800X3D as a competitor to the Intel Core i9-12900K in gaming. At CES 2022, AMD showed off some preliminary numbers that put the Ryzen 7 5800X3D at up to 15% faster than a Ryzen 9 5900X while matching or exceeding the Core i9-12900K in the tested titles.
The ZenRaphael family is all set to debut later this year, but that hasn't stopped AMD from further augmenting its Zen 3 lineup. Apart from the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, AMD is also adding new CPU SKUs. These include the 6C/12T Ryzen 5 5500 (US$159), 6C/12T Ryzen 5 5600 (US$199), and the 8C/16T Ryzen 7 5700X (US$299), all at a 65 W TDP.
Additionally, there's also a new Ryzen 000 series that includes the C/8T Ryzen 3 100 (US$99) and the 6C/12T Ryzen 5 500 (US$129). On the desktop side, we also get to see a 6C/12T Ryzen 5 600G APU with integrated Vega graphics (US$15) complementing the existing Ryzen 5 5600G and the Ryzen 7 5700G APUs.
Actually speaking, the Ryzen 5 600G isn't exactly a new APU. Several Ryzen Pro 000G series chips such as the Ryzen 3 Pro 350G, Ryzen 5 Pro 650G, and the Ryzen 7 Pro 750G already leaked back in 2020 itself. In fact, Minisforum already offers the EliteMini X00 mini-PC based on the Ryzen 5 Pro 650G. Today's Ryzen 5 600G launch is just a rebranded 650G without the "Pro" moniker.
All these CPUs will be drop-in compatible with all socket AM boards including 300-series boards starting with the A320 chipset. Of course, specific support for older boards will depend on the OEM offering a compatible beta BIOS based on AGESA 188.8.131.52 expected to rollout next month.