AMD has lastly introduced the provision date and pricing for its upcoming Ryzen 7000-series processors with 3D V-Cache stacking expertise. You’ll be able to count on the 2 Ryzen 9 chips imbued with heaps of cache later this month, February 28, however you may have to attend till April 6 for the cheaper Ryzen 7.
|Mannequin||Cores/threads||Enhance/base frequency (GHz)||Cache||TDP (Watt)||MSRP||Launch date|
|Ryzen 9 7950X3D||16/32||5.7/4.2||144MB||120||$699||February 28|
|Ryzen 9 7900X3D||12/24||5.6/4.4||140MB||120||$599||February 28|
|Ryzen 7 7800X3D||8/16||5.0/4.2||104MB||120||$449||April 6|
The highest chip, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, is priced the identical because the Ryzen 9 7950X (opens in new tab) was at launch, at $699. Nevertheless, that non-3D chip has dropped in value considerably over the previous few months. It is round ~$600 immediately.
Each the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 7 7800X3D launch for $50 greater than what their non-stacked counterparts arrived for final 12 months. Contemplating the anticipated improve in gaming efficiency, I might see why that form of value premium is perhaps interesting to many. However, once more, you’ll find each the Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 7 7700X (opens in new tab) going for lots much less these days.
Any determination between the non-3D and 3D chips is sophisticated by the truth that it is attainable to purchase the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 7900X for $444, just about the identical value AMD is asking for the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, an eight-core/16-thread chip. After all, the distinction right here is in all that cache that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D shops beneath its warmth spreader. That cache works a deal with in bolstering sport efficiency.
Finally, you resolve: increased multithreaded efficiency or higher gaming efficiency?
3D V-Cache is a expertise that AMD has used solely sparingly up to now, particularly with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D (opens in new tab) for us players. The expertise primarily permits AMD to layer plenty of cache on high of the chiplets that make up its Ryzen CPUs. In flip, this implies the CPU can retailer extra data inside straightforward attain of the processing cores of the chip, thus enhancing efficiency in cache-dependent workloads.
One such cache-dependant workload is gaming, which tends to profit massively from having loads of cache close by.
These chips must be fairly feisty with regards to gaming efficiency, not solely versus the Ryzen 7000-series processors out there immediately but additionally Intel’s Raptor Lake chips. We’ll should see how these chips carry out to say for certain what’s greatest, however I do count on some severe gaming efficiency on provide from these new stacked chips.