AMD is all set to launch its Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the first consumer CPU to feature 3D stacked L3 cache. Leveraging a total of 100MB of cache memory (32MB 2D+64MB 3D), this processor is faster than the Core i9-12900K in most workloads, and on par with the 12900KS despite costing just $449. In non-gaming workloads, however, it performs roughly the same as the 5800X, even slower due to the reduced boost clock. According to sources, AMD has significantly beefed up the production of this SKU to meet demand and plans on selling it alongside the upcoming Ryzen 7000 (Zen 4) chips.
Greymon55, one of the most reputed tipsters on AMD products states that Zen 3D has only one production line at present, and unless it is terminated, we won’t be seeing Zen 4 chips leveraging the same technology. He predicts the Ryzen 7 5800X3D to stay in production till early to mid-2023 which is when the mass production of Ryzen 7000X3D processors will begin.
This points to a late 2023 launch for the Zen 4D SKUs and considering the long pause between Raptor Lake and Arrow Lake, it will be a time when AMD will rule the PC DIY space. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D completely erases the delta between Alder Lake and Zen 3 in gaming. The next-gen Ryzen 7000 CPUs will probably be 5-10% faster in the same segments, and Raptor Lake, in turn, will be roughly on par or slightly faster.