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AMD Rumored to Expand AM4 Ryzen Lineup with New 3D V-Cache and Budget Chips

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AMD is not done with AM4, this has been confirmed by them themselves, but what exactly is the red team planning to do with the development of the platform? Well, the answer will lie in expanding it with even more Ryzen processors with 3D V-Cache and budget options.

AMD’s AM4 Lifespan Plans: More Ryzen 3D V-Cache and Budget Options in the pipeline?

There have been various rumors about what AMD plans to do with its AM4 platform now that the company has introduced the AM5 platform. The AM5 platform is the way forward, offering Ryzen 7000 processors with Zen 4 cores and DDR5/PCIe 5.0 support. But AMD knows that the vast majority of its users won’t be moving to AM5 just yet. As such, AMD has given us a teaser of what to expect from the platform with its Ryzen 7 5800X3D and several major Ryzen 5000 variants. Based on the latest rumors, it looks like we’ll be seeing more of this kind of action on the AM4 platform in the coming months.

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Liquor, Graymon55, states that the rumors that AMD is preparing not one, but several AM4-badged Zen 3D products are true, with more information coming this month. Please note that only Zen 3D is mentioned, which means we will get new processors from the Ryzen 5000 family. The AMD 5800X3D is based on the 5800X with more cache and retains the 8-core/16-thread design.

It is possible that the following additions could be based on the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X. We can’t say for sure which SKU will get 3D V-Cache processing, but the 5600X3D will be a single CCD V-Cache chip offering up to 32MB L3 + 64MB LLC (V-Cache). Ryzen 9 components will theoretically have two V-Cache CCDs, i.e. 64MB L3 + 128MB LLC (V-Cache) or 64MB per CCD for a total of 192MB cache. If you add 8MB of L2, you get a total of 200MB of L3 cache.

Now an interesting route AMD could take with the Ryzen 9 V-Cache part is to offer one CCD with V-Cache and another without it to get a total of 128MB of cache. That’s still 33% more cache than the 5800X3D and should translate into impressive gaming performance. But as we mentioned earlier, we can’t confirm if such a SKU exists, only that AMD might be working on it. In terms of lower components, AMD may be planning to replace its Ryzen 4000 Renoir-X chips with Cezanne-X chips as part of the Ryzen 5000 family. Cezanne-X with Zen 3 cores will provide better performance and give the red team a good chance to compete with budget Intel processors. Alder Lake and Raptor Lake until Zen 4 goes mainstream.

These 3D V-Cache Ryzen 5000 processors will allow AM4 users to get something new without having to change their entire platform when moving to AM5. With that said, the AM5 will also receive an updated Zen 4 V-Cache line by the end of this year, giving enthusiast gamers the choice to either stick with their existing AM4 setups and use some of Zen 3D, or go all out in the premium class. Zen 4D range.

Comparison of generations of AMD desktop processors:

AMD processor family code name Processor Process Processors Cores/Threads (Max) TDP(Max) Platform Platform Chipset Memory support PCI support launch
Ryzen 1000 Summit Ridge 14 nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95 W AM4 300-series DDR4-2677 Generation 3.0 2017
Ryzen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12nm (Zen+) 8/16 105 W AM4 400-series DDR4-2933 Generation 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Matisse 7 nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105 W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7 nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105 W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7 nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105 W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5 nm (Zen 4) 16/32 170 W AM5 600-series DDR5-5200/5600? Generation 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5 nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600-series DDR5-5200/5600? Generation 5.0 2023
Ryzen 8000 Granite Ridge 3nm (Zen 5)? to be specified to be specified AM5 700 series? DDR5-5600+ Generation 5.0 2024-2025?

News source: TechPowerUp


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