It seems that AMD is far from done with its old Socket AM4 and soon it will be released along with the two existing 3D V-cache gaming CPUs – Ryzen 5800X3D and Ryzen 5600X3D are two new models – Ryzen 7 5700X3D and the Ryzen 5 5500X
The two new CPUs sit below their counterparts. For example, the Ryzen 7 5700X3D below the popular Ryzen 7 5800X3D and the Ryzen 5 5500X below the Ryzen 5 5600X3D. Only the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was available worldwide for purchase with the Ryzen 5 5600X3D limited to the Micro Center in the US.
Regular CPU News user chi11eddog on X posted the details (via Videocardz), with core counts, frequencies and cache amounts. The only thing different that we know of so far is the frequencies. They use the same 96MB L3 cache as previous 3D V-Cache processors and each has the same number of cores – six cores and 12 threads for the Ryzen 5 5500X3D like the 5600X3D and eight cores and 16 threads for the Ryzen 50X300 50X like the .
The key data missing is price, availability, and whether the new CPUs will have the same TDP as their counterparts. The prices above are the release numbers, with the 5800X3D now available for around $350. So the Ryzen 7 5700X3D should be below that, but above the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, which costs $229. Availability will also be important, as many non-US enthusiasts were hoping to get their hands on the 5600X3D only to fit it into a US-only CPU.
Another interesting point is the Ryzen 7 5700X3D’s maximum boost frequency of 4.1 GHz, which is 300 MHz lower than the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, which means that in light-threaded games it could offer slightly better performance. If threads and cores are more important then 5700X3D would be the best CPU.
For the Ryzen 5 5500X3D, it all comes down to price, as it could make for a fantastic budget gaming CPU. It may seem strange that AMD is launching new CPUs on the aging Socket AM4 platform, but it had stated in 2022 that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D would not be the last Socket AM4 CPU, with evidence coming from my interview with Robert Hallock, AMD’s former director of technical marketing.
We also don’t know when the new CPUs will be released. Pre-Christmas would be a welcome time for festive PC upgrades, but AMD may also be playing a bigger game by keeping Intel in check at the lower end. I’ll be reporting more on the new CPUs as news comes out, so follow me here on Forbes or Facebook For more.