In April, AMD released the Ryzen 7 5800X3D – a modified version of the solid 5800X CPU that came equipped with the manufacturer’s impressive new ‘3D Vertical Cache’ technology, also known as 3D V-cache. Now, new leaks are suggesting that AMD may be planning to bring this technology to new CPUs in the Zen 3 lineup.
The V-cache chiplet design, in layman’s terms, allowed AMD to ‘stack’ cache memory on the processor, creating additional L3 cache to boost performance in games and server processes. The 5800X3D is a gaming powerhouse, but at $449 it’s out of reach for many looking to build their own gaming PC.
According to new information from known leaker Greymon55 (opens in new tab)however, AMD has plans to expand the X3D lineup before its release. next-gen Zen 4 processors to arrive. The Zen 4 (which will likely be released under the Ryzen 7000 brand) is expected to integrate 3D V-cache on all of its chips, while the 5800X3D is currently the only Zen 3 chip to do so.
While Greymon says more information will come next month, speculation is already circulating that the new chips will be the 5600X3D and 5900X3D (or even a super-powerful 5950X3D), cornering the high-end and low-end market simultaneously. Since normal 5600X It’s already a $199 beast for gaming, an upgraded version with built-in X3D technology could be an awesome choice for PC gamers.
There are rumors in recent days that there will be several new products for ZEN3D. It is true, and there will be more information in the next month.June 28, 2022
Opinion: AMD remains the best choice for gamers, and this may reinforce that
Yes, Intel’s current generation Alder Lake CPUs are doing very well, with their performance/efficiency smart core design proving to be highly effective. And yes, the Intel Core i9-12900K it’s essentially the most powerful consumer CPU you can buy right now. But AMD has positioned itself as the choice of gamers, with more affordable processors and technology aimed at improving gaming performance.
Of course, leaks like this should be taken with a good pinch of salt – while Greymon has been trusted in the past, nothing is set until AMD confirms it. However, a possible Ryzen 5 5600X3D represents a boon for PC gamers on a budget.
If you’re looking for the best processor for a gaming PC build (or need an upgrade to your existing Ryzen rig), consider putting it off until next month, when new details about these X3D chips should appear. Greymon also suggests that new ‘low-end’ processors using the current AM4 motherboard socket may also arrive in the near future, so budget gamers may have plenty to look forward to.