Throughout its CES 2022 presentation, AMD revealed that it deliberate to launch its Ryzen 7 5800X3D to raised fight the wonderful gaming efficiency supplied by Intel’s robust twelfth Technology CPUs, and the 12900K specifically. Previous to the reveal, we anticipated AMD would launch 3D variations of its 5900X and 5950X processors. AMD did beforehand reveal a 5900X prototype, however based on Digitimes, manufacturing limitations are probably behind the explanation we’ll solely be seeing the 5800X3D for now.
Digitimes sources state that TSMC’s 3D SoIC expertise isn’t but in quantity manufacturing and what little capability there’s is being prioritized for enterprise chips. Nevertheless, TSMC is constructing a brand new superior packaging plant in Chunan, Taiwan that’s anticipated to come back on-line later this yr, however it not would possibly come quick sufficient for quantity 5800X3D manufacturing previous to the introduction of Zen 4 later within the yr.
AMD believes the inclusion of all of that additional L3 cache will add a healthy dollop of gaming performance on prime of the bottom 5800X, which isn’t precisely a slouch anyway. The concept is that latency delicate purposes like video games will profit from not having to entry the DRAM as usually. AMD says the expertise can add 15% extra efficiency, which is sufficient to put it forward of the 12900K, however we’ll reserve judgment on that till we’ve examined the 5800X3D ourselves.
3D packaging remains to be a reasonably new frontier in chip design, however it’s clear that each AMD and Intel are going all in on the expertise. Chips together with the whole lot from stacked cache to die on die and all the best way to splitting blocks and sliced circuits throughout totally different dies are on each firm’s roadmaps.
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is ready to launch in spring 2022, so there’s nonetheless just a few months to attend. If restricted TSMC manufacturing capability continues till mid 2022 or later, it might be that the 5800X3D will stay a distinct segment CPU. It is set to be outmoded by Zen 4 CPUs later in 2022.