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AMD to Launch Both 12 Core and 16 Core Variants of Zen 4 V-Cache with up to 192MB 3D Cache [Rumor]

AMD will launch 12-core and 16-core variants of Zen 4 V-Cache early next year alongside the octa-core successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The Ryzen 7 7800X3D should feature the same 64MB L3 cache die atop the solo CCD for 96MB of L3 or 100MB on-die SRAM. The Ryzen 9 X3D parts should come with multiple 3D cache dies, one atop each CCD for 128MB stacked L3 and 192MB overall.

Regarding the release window, AMD is said to be planning a Q1/Q2 2023 launch for the Ryzen 7000X3D processors. At the very least, they ought to be 15-30% faster than vanilla Zen 4 while offering whole generation uplifts in specific gaming workloads. Last time, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was limited by thermals and clocks. Despite denser lithography, it tops out at 4.5GHz, and the 7800X3D is expected to boost over 5GHz. We might as well get an unlocked multiplier for enhanced overclocking, though it seems pointless considering how hot the vanilla chips get. The 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S CPUs will have a hard time competing with Raphael-X in gaming, with even the 7800X3D tieing or beating the Core i9-13900K/KS.

Areej

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