Should AMD users simply save their money for the shiny, Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 Series, which is due out later this year, or give that trusty AM4 system another, final upgrade?
That’s a question that’s sure to come up more often in the coming weeks, as leaker Greymon55 has revealed that AMD has already begun shipping what is presumably one of the company’s final Ryzen 5000 Series processors, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, indicating a potential end-of-March release. The X3D at the end of the model name refers to the chip’s fancy new 3D V-Cache Technology, which boosts the amount of L3 Cache to 96 MB (64 MB more than the Ryzen 7 5800X) to enable what AMD suggests should be even better gaming performance than the Ryzen 9 5900X.
58X3D has been shipped and will probably be on the market by the end of this month.— Greymon55 (@greymon55) March 1, 2022
A slide shared by AMD during January’s CES event also suggests that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D should compete pretty well against Intel’s Alder Lake-S flagship, the Core i9-12900K. The Core i9-12900KS is also just around the corner, however…
AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors: Off-the-Charts Performance (AMD)
- AMD is introducing the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the world’s fastest desktop gaming processor.
- The first processor to feature 3D-stacked L3 cache via AMD 3D V-Cache Technology, the 5800X3D enables an average of 15% better 1080p gaming performance than the Ryzen 9 5900X.
- This leap in performance is thanks to cutting-edge 3D stacking technology, 8 cores, and boost clocks of up to 4.5GHz, as well as an unmatched 96MB of L3 cache for wildly fast memory accesses.
- Those looking to upgrade will appreciate the Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor’s drop-in ready functionality for the AM4 platform on AMD 400 and 500 Series chipsets.