AMD announced their Spring 2022 update for Ryzen Desktop processors today. This includes up to seven new processors in the retail channel, but of course the one we’ve been hearing so much about is the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which AMD is touting as the “world’s fastest gaming processor.” It will be the first processor to bring 3D Vertical Cache (3D V-Cache) to the consumer space.
This 8-core, 16-thread processor will have 64 MB of fast SRAM stacked on top of the region of the CCD that has 32 MB of on-die L3 cache, with structural silicon leveling the region over the CPU cores with it. There is a bi-directional ring-bus that will interconnect the CPU cores, L3 cache, and IFOP (Infinity Fabric Over Package) interconnect. With this implementation you get 96MB of seamless L3 cache and each of the 8 cores having equal access to it.
According to AMD this will give a 15 percent average gaming performance boost over the standard Zen 3 chiplet, which is basically a generational performance increase. So in gaming it beats the Intel Core i9-12900K, that is why AMD is calling it “world’s fastest gaming processor.”
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and boost clock of 4.5 GHz, compared to the 3.8 GHz and 4.7 GHz of the original Ryzen 7 5800. The chip is still using the same socket AM4 package so it is drop-in compatible with any AMD 400-series or 500-series chipset motherboard that has AGESA V2 PI 184.108.40.206 (or later). It will also be compatible with AMD 300-series chipset motherboards, with BIOS updates that encapsulate AGESA V2 PI 220.127.116.11.
As for pricing the Ryzen 7 5800X3D will have an MSRP of $449 and will be available starting on April 20th. Also no included stock cooler.