AMD's reportedly launching V-Cache enhanced Ryzen 7000 series CPUs at CES 2023
AMD could take Zen 4 one step further at CES 2023
Published: 31st August 2022 | Source: @Greymon55 |
It looks like AMD will be launching enhanced Zen 4 gaming CPUs at CES 2023
AMD has only just launched their Zen 4 based Ryzen 7000 series, and many hardware enthusiasts are already discussing what's coming next from AMD. AMD's launching their Ryzen 7000 series without using the company's 3D chiplet technology, leaving room for AMD to release enhanced Zen 4 processors at some point in the future.
AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D utilised 3D chiplet technology to stack an additional 64MB of L3 cache onto AMD's Zen 3 CPU chiplets, enhancing gaming performance (and some productivity workloads) by allowing more data to be accessible on-chip. With Zen 4, we already know what AMD has plans for V-Cache, as AMD has already confirmed that Zen 4 based Genoa-X processors with 3D V-Cache are on the horizon.
The hardware leaker @greymon55 has teased AMD's plan to reveal three V-Cache enhanced Ryzen processors at CES 2023. These processors are the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and the Ryzen 9 7950X3D (assumed product names based on AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D). As their names imply, these processors will offer PC gamers 8-cores, 12-cores, and 16-cores respectively.
These processors will likely launch after Intel's Raptor Lake CPU lineup, offering PC gamers the benefits of AMD's new Zen 4 core architecture and AMD's 3D V-Cache technology. These changes will deliver huge performance benefits in many games.
If AMD's Zen 4 V-Cache chips offer users the same 64MB of L3 cache as AMD's Zen 3 V-Cache chips, AMD will be able to triple the size of the L3 caches on their Ryzen 7000 series processors. This would give the hypothetical Ryzen 7 7800X3D 96MB of total L3 cache (on one CPU CCD), and AMD's Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D a total of 192MB of L3 Cache (over two CPU CCD).
While AMD's Zen 4 architecture has enabled huge performance gains in gaming workloads, AMD has its 3D V-Cache technology up its sleeve to push things even further. Expect to see enhanced Zen 4 processors sometime in 2023.