Things get interesting in 2022 with the introduction of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D with 3D V-Cache and the official announcement of the 5nm Zen 4 “Raphael” platform for the second half of 2022.
Watch out for this processor as it puts the entire evolution of 3D cache stacking technology of AMD CPUs to the test. Lisa Su already revealed some details about this technology when she unveiled the Ryzen 5000, but the Ryzen 7 5800X3D officially introduces it as “Extreme Gaming Performance”.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: 3D V-Cache until spring
Lisa Su counters Intel’s Alder Lake-S hybrid cores with the first desktop processor with 3D V-cache: the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, whose naming is long and gaudy. A very ambitious presentation with an “extremely gaming” performance and a spring 2022 launch date.
AMD has already announced this technology at Computex but reminds us once again of the benefits of 3D V-Cache in terms of performance, density, and efficiency. To convince ourselves, we have 2 comparisons against the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Intel Core i9-12900K, with up to 17% performance difference!
AMD confirms that the next generation will be codenamed Raphael, whose processors will have the Zen 4 architecture and a 5nm node from TSMC. AMD itself has confirmed that a new socket will be required, confirming the famous AM5, and we will see an LGA socket type (like Intel’s) called LGA1718.
Lisa confirmed the following:
- It will lead to the desktop power-to-watt ratio.
- The Ryzen 7000 will ship with an AM5 platform.
- The AM5 platform has an LGA socket.
- Support for PCIe 5.0 and DDR5.
- They showed a demo of Halo running a Zen 4 CPU at 5.0 GHz on all cores.
- He didn’t say anything about the Zen 4 architecture design, will we see MCM?
- He also took the opportunity to show us the current Zen 4 chip – note that at the beginning of the presentation they were talking about SoCs!
This entire gaming platform will be released in the second half of 2022, so expect these chips in September/October: just as the Ryzen 5000 was unveiled. Credit should be given to ExecutableFix, because they deserve it: more than 6 months ago they revealed that the Ryzen 7000 processors would be ported to an LGA socket and provided several renders.
A small update to my original Raphael renders. I added the parts I was unsure about: the capacitors and the open cutouts. It made the design even more interesting pic.twitter.com/ZcOWIcmsUY
– ExecutableFix (@ExecuFix) June 5, 2021
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D will launch in Spring 2022, making it compatible with the AM4 platform and the latest 500-series chipsets, although we haven’t been officially told about the compatibility yet. We will see if it is possible to connect it to an X470 motherboard, for example.
On the other hand, we would like to salute our colleagues from Gamers Nexus, who also leaked everything they knew about the platform and the performance of “Raphael”.