AMD will be following up its Ryzen 7000 launch with the Ryzen 7000X3D processors in quick succession in the last quarter of the year. The Zen 4 core architecture will be largely identical to Zen 3 on the surface. The client platform will get up to two 5nm (N5) CCDs with 16 cores and 64MB of L3 cache alongside a 6nm (N6) I/O die featuring 24 PCIe Gen 5 lanes and DDR5-5400 memory. The cores should get wider and the caches fatter to feed the faster execution units and the improved branch predictor.
The Ryzen 7000 desktop processors, codenamed Raphael are slated for launch this fall, probably on the 15th of September. AMD will roll out four high-end processors, namely the Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7800X, Ryzen 9 7900X, and the 7950X. These will pack 6, 8, 12, and 16 cores, respectively, and battle Intel’s premier Alder Lake/Raptor lake parts.
The Ryzen 7000X3D lineup codenamed Raphael-X is being primed for launch just two months after Raphael. As already stated in AMD’s Financial Analyst Day 2022 presentation, these chips will land in the last quarter of the year. A November launch is highly likely. With Zen 4D, we should see multiple SKUs including the Ryzen 5 7600X3D, Ryzen 7 7800X3D, and possibly even the Ryzen 9 7900X3D. The 3D V-Cache on these SKUs may vary from 64MB to 128MB with the latter packing two cache dies, one atop each CCD.
Considering this roadmap, the chances of additional Ryzen 5000X3D parts are quite low, although I wouldn’t write it off entirely. We may yet see a Ryzen 5 5600X3D as AMD has been losing market share to Intel in that segment for a while now. With the next-gen Ryzen 7000 parts sticking to the high-end space, for the time being, a competitive budget Zen 3/Zen 3D part seems like a good idea.