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AMD Ryzen 7000X3D Gaming CPUs with 100MB of Cache in Mass Production, Launching this Year [Rumor]

AMD will be launching the 3D stacked V-Cache variants of its Ryzen 7000 processors as early as late 2022. That’s this year itself, just a few months after the release of the mainstream Zen 4 offerings. According to Greymon55, Team Red’s packaging factory in China has already started the mass production of the Ryzen 7000X3D chips, codenamed Raphael-X. This makes a Q4 launch very possible, roughly a quarter after the launch of the Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7800X, Ryzen 9 7900X, and the 7950X.

With Zen 3, AMD was merely testing the 3D V-Cache technology as is evident by the lack of overclocking, underclocking, and other TDP/clock scaling algorithms such as PBO and AutoOC. Raphael-X will almost certainly feature multiple SKUs, consisting of at least the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, and the Ryzen 9 7900X3D. A hex-core Ryzen 5 7600X3D may also be in the works with reduced cache, likely around 64MB.

AMD may release these chips with fully unlocked multipliers as well considering that BCLK overclocking has been widespread but thermal issues may persist as 5nm dies will be much harder to cool. According to whispers on Twitter (Kepler_L2), the 3D V-Cache version of Genoa (Genoa-X) is also in mass production and may launch along with the vanilla SKUs later this year.

AMD seems to have a wide range of SKUs prepped and ready for the next two years featuring but not limited to the following technologies:

  • Zen 4.
  • Zen 4c.
  • Zen 5.
  • Zen 5c.
  • 3D-Cache.
  • Xilinx-powered AI accelerators.
  • Infinity Architecture v4.

Looking at this lineup, it’s possible that AMD dominates this generation once again right from efficiency (5nm + architectural optimizations), gaming performance (10% IPC, higher clocks, V-Cache), and content creation performance (30-40% high MT performance, though the top-end Raptor Lake SKUs may eke out a win due to higher core counts ~up to 24 on the Core i9-13900K).

Areej

Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
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