AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors, which use 3D V-cache to spur things on for gaming, will be unveiled at CES 2023, claims a new rumor.
This comes from Greymon55 on Twitter (via Wccftech (opens in new tab)), who made the claim in a somewhat cryptic tweet that only listed ‘V95, V9, V8’, referring to the following respective models that are supposed to be the first to arrive with V-cache: the 7950X3D, 7900X3D, and 7800X3D.
Naturally, we should be skeptical about anything like that from the rumor mill, but it’s not the first time we’ve heard that AMD is planning to release some 3D V-cache with Ryzen 7000 silicon on the market relatively early in 2023.
Note that Greymon clarifies that CES will only be an early reveal of the alleged trio of X3D models, with the CPUs not going on sale until February or March (or that’s the “likely” scenario, the leaker believes).
Analysis: A quick follow up to keep Intel on the ropes?
As you’ve no doubt seen, AMD revealed its Ryzen 7000 processors earlier this week, with the initial models to be revealed consisting of the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X, just as rumored. These mentioned 3D V-cache models will be the follow-up batch, in theory, and AMD said it is already working on these chips.
A notable move with the new Zen 4 CPUs is releasing a 7700X rather than a 7800X – remember the Ryzen 5000 range launched with a 5800X (the 5700X didn’t come until A lot of later, earlier this year, actually). So if AMD is indeed planning a 7800X3D to be released soon, the omission of the 7800X makes sense in that regard.
Also, regarding the release date, we can see the 7800X3D being first out, as the more affordable and mainstream model, to really seduce gamers like the 5800X3D did – so maybe it will arrive in February, and the other models could follow. in March.
It’s a bit surprising to see that AMD could be planning a pair of high-end 3D V-cache chips, the 7950X3D and 7900X3D, as they will be more expensive and more niche propositions. Past vine conversations have talked about an X3D flagship, but only that and the 7800X3D, which we think is more likely than two high-end offerings, as that seems like overkill.
Particularly because AMD is going to want to focus on getting a decent amount of stock on these Zen 4 V-cache CPUs available early on, because as we’ve been told through the rumor mill, this is one of the key points with the initial Ryzen launch. 7000 (with these first processors being released on September 27).
If AMD can stock up enough X3D processors for a February or March launch, that could keep them ahead of the game in terms of their battle with Intel. Right now, with these starter Ryzen 7000 processors arriving in late September, they should have a few weeks head start on Intel’s next-gen processors (Raptor Lake) if the rumors are right – with plentiful stock to make a killing on sales, in theory.
Raptor Lake could potentially change the direction of the spotlight later on – much, of course, will depend on relative performance relative to the Zen 4 and crucial pricing – but if it does, AMD could have a pretty quick response on its hands with these V-models. cache.
All of which is to say that it’s starting to look like AMD may have the upper hand in the high-end CPU battle, although that prospect could lead to Intel being more competitive with Raptor Lake – rather than raising prices, as is rumored – which would be a big win for consumers, of course.