AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Arriving 28 February; Retails For US$699
AMD officially confirmed the availability of its upcoming Ryzen 7000X3D Series CPUs that have been fortified with its 3D V-Cache technology. This month, both Ryzen 9 7950X3D and 7900X3D will land on PC store shelves on 28 February, and not Valentine’s Day.
Price-wise, the 7950X3D retail at an SRP of US$699 (~RM2964) while the 7900X3D is set to retail at US$599 (~RM2540). Lest we forget, there is also the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, which will retail for US$499 (~RM2116) but will only be available a little later down the road. To be precise, AMD intends to make it available from 6 April onwards.
Much like its predecessor, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the 7950X3D, 7900X3D, and 7800X3D are designed and reinforced with AMD’s 3D V-Cache technology. As a quick primer, the technology essentially stacks three L3 Cache modules vertically, therefore tripling the amount of said Cache memory for the CPU to work with.
In the case of the new Ryzen 7000 Series, the amount of L3 Cache differs for each SKU. Working from the bottom up, the 7800X3D will ship out with 104MB of L3 Cache, the 7900X3D with 140MB, and 7950X3D with 144MB. In contrast, the standard 7950X only comes with 64MB of L3 Cache.
That being said, it doesn’t seem like all three Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs will be overclockable; when the 5800X3D was announced, AMD said that the due to limitations of technology, the CPU would be hardware locked and consumers would not be able to tweak its frequency, at least on a physical level. The thing is, the CPU and GPU brand had also promised that all future Ryzen CPUs with 3D V-Cache technology would be overclockable. But again, that does not seem to be the case.
The lack of overclocking notwithstanding, we’ve already seen what an AMD Ryzen CPU with 3D V-Cache can do, so we can’t wait to test out the CPUs ourselves and see just how much of an improvement these processors have over their non-X3D counterparts.
(Source: AMD via YouTube)
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