AMD rumored to expand AM4 Ryzen CPU lineup with new 3D V-Cache and low-end chips

AMD rumored to expand AM4 Ryzen CPU lineup with new 3D V-Cache and low-end chips
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AMD isn’t done with AM4, it’s been confirmed by themselves, but what exactly does the red team plan to do with the platform moving forward? Well, the answer would be to expand it with 3D V-Cache and more Ryzen CPUs with low-end options.

AMD’s AM4 Longevity Plans: More Ryzen 3D V-Cache and Low-End Options in the Works?

There was various rumors On what AMD plans with the AM4 platform after the company introduced the AM5 platform. The AM5 platform is the way forward, he suggests Zen 4-core Ryzen 7000 CPU and DDR5 / PCIe 5.0 support. But AMD knows that the vast majority of its user base won’t switch to AM5 just yet. So AMD gave us a teaser of what to expect on the platform with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and a few key Ryzen 5000 variants. Based on the latest rumors, it looks like we’ll be seeing more of this action coming to the AM4 platform in the coming months.

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leaking, Greymon55, reports that the rumors that AMD is developing not one but several Zen 3D products under the AM4 banner are true, with more to come this month. Just notice how Zen 3D is mentioned, which means we’ll be getting new CPUs under the Ryzen 5000 family. AMD’s 5800X3D is based on the 5800X with increased cache and retains the 8-core/16-thread design.

It is possible that the next additions could be based on Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X. We can’t say for sure which SKU will get the 3D V-Cache treatment, but the 5600X3D will be the only CCD V-Cache chip offering 32MB L3 + 64MB MMC (V-Cache). Ryzen 9 parts will theoretically have dual V-Cache CCDs, which equates to 64 MB L3 + 128 MB MMC (V-Cache), or 64 MB for a total of 192 MB cache. If you add 8 MB of L2 cache, you get a total of 200 MB of L3 cache.

Now, an interesting way AMD could go with the Ryzen 9 V-Cache part is to offer a single CCD with V-Cache and another without it to make up a total of 128 MB of cache. That’s still 33% more memory than the 5800X3D and should result in some impressive gaming performance numbers. But as we mentioned earlier, we can’t confirm if such a SKU exists, but we can’t confirm that AMD is working on it. As for the low-end parts, maybe AMD is planning to replace it Ryzen 4000 Renoir-X chips With Cezanne-X chips under the Ryzen 5000 family. The Zen 3-core Cezanne-X will offer better performance and stand a good chance of competing with red team Intel’s Alder Lake and Raptor Lake budget CPUs until Zen 4 goes mainstream.

These 3D V-Cache Ryzen 5000 CPUs will allow users on AM4 to get something new without having to migrate their entire platform to AM5. It will also get the AM5 improved Zen 4 V-Cache lineup by the end of this year, giving amateur gamers the option to either stick with their existing AM4 setup and use the Zen 3D part, or upgrade to the premium Zen 4D range.

Comparison of AMD Mainstream Desktop CPU Generations:

AMD CPU Family Code name Processor Process Core / Thread Processors (Max.) TDP (Max.) Platform Platform chipset Memory Support PCIe Support Get started
Ryzen 1000 Peak range 14nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95W AM4 300-Series DDR4-2677 Gen 3.0 2017
Ryzen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12nm (Zen+) 8/16 105 W AM4 400-Series DDR4-2933 Gen 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Matisse 7nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105 W AM4 500-Series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105 W AM4 500-Series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105 W AM4 500-Series DDR4-3200 Gen 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32 170W AM5 600-Series DDR5-5200 / 5600? Gen 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170W AM5 600-Series DDR5-5200 / 5600? Gen 5.0 2023
Ryzen 8000 Granite ridge 3nm (Zen 5)? TBA TBA AM5 700-Series? DDR5-5600+ Gen 5.0 2024-2025?

News source: TechPowerUp

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