AMD Ryzen 7 5700 Described as “Anti-Consumer” and “Borderline Scammy”

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AMD may be misleading customers with the Ryzen 7 5700, according to a new review that claims the new Zen 3 CPU is not only “anti-consumer,” but also “borderline scammy.” The controversy stems from a discrepancy between the X and non-X model’s amount of L3 cache—something that AMD previously tried with the Ryzen 5 3500X and 3500 but apparently “got away with” because the latter was “only seen in the OEM channels.”

L3 Cache comparison:

  • Ryzen 7 5700X: 32 MB L3 Cache
  • Ryzen 7 5700: 16 MB L3 Cache
  • Ryzen 5 5600: 32 MB L3 Cache
  • Ryzen 5 3500X: 32 MB L3 Cache
  • Ryzen 5 3500: 16 MB L3 Cache

Ryzen 7 5700 mirroring the Ryzen 7 5700G:

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Gaming benchmarks:

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Upvoted comments:

  • “5600: More cache, less cash.”
  • “its mind blowing when you see the 3600 supporting pcie4 but newer ones support just pcie3”
  • “they are basically selling defect 5700G that likely have broken iGPUs in them”
  • “You’re better off buying a 5600 for gaming.”

AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 Series:

ModelCores/ThreadsBoost / Base FrequencyTotal CacheTDPNPUSEP
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X3D8C/16TUp to 4.1GHz / 3.0GHz100MB105WN/A$249
AMD Ryzen 7 57008C/16TUp to 4.6GHz / 3.7GHz20MB65WN/A$175
AMD Ryzen 5 5600GT6C/12TUp to 4.6GHz / 3.6GHz19MB65WN/A$140
AMD Ryzen 5 5500GT6C/12TUp to 4.4GHz / 3.6GHz19MB65WN/A$125

For gaming enthusiasts seeking unparalleled performance, AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors are built on the proven “Zen 3” architecture, which optimizes performance with higher clock speeds and improved efficiency for a seamless gaming experience. AMD extends this series with four new processors: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X3D, AMD Ryzen 5 5700, AMD Ryzen 5 5600GT, and AMD Ryzen 5 5500GT.


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