There’s no denying that 3D V-Cache is an impressive technology, giving otherwise midrange AMD processors the power to compete with flagships from Intel. As such, it makes perfect sense for the company to make as many X3D chips as possible, and it appears poised to do just that. Strangely, though, it seems owners of AM4 motherboards will be the beneficiaries.
The Ryzen 7 7800X3D has sat at the top of our best CPU list for a while now, with no signs of a would-be successor to the AMD processor in sight. Naturally, something akin to the relatively new Ryzen 5 5600X3D using current generation Zen 4 cores would fit the bill (albeit with wider availability). However, it appears yet another 5000 series X3D chip is on its way.
According to a report by akhtafzarmag (via OC3D), the next processor launch we can expect from AMD will be the Ryzen 7 5700X3D. The outlet claims the CPU will be largely identical to its older sibling, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, but with slightly lower clock speeds. This much, we already knew, but we now have a date to look forward to for a proposed launch: January 31, 2024.
Much as we’d like to see more 7000 series processors sporting 3D V-Cache, AMD is ultimately to be commended for continuing to provide owners of AM4 motherboards more options, seven years after its launch. While these chips will likely materialize given time, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for Zen 5 successors too.
In the meantime, all eyes are on the heavily-rumored 8000G APUs that should provide a welcome performance boost versus their 7000 series counterparts, when it comes to integrated graphics at least.
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