AMD’s first Ryzen 7000X3D gaming processors arrive on February 28th

AMD’s Ryzen 7000X3D gaming-focused processors finally have a release date—or rather, two release dates. The Ryzen 9 7900X3D and 7950X3D will debut on February 28th, and the 7800X3D on April 6th.

AMD also announced pricing for its new CPUs, with the eight-core 7800X3D priced at $449, the 12-core 7900X3D at $599, and the 16-core 7950X3D at $699. For comparison, the original 8-, 12-, and 16-core Ryzen 7000 models have MSRPs of $399, $549, and $699, respectively, adding at most $50 in terms of MSRP – albeit retail prices since the original Of course, the Ryzen 7000 models debuted in September last year have fallen significantly.

All three X3D CPUs have been highly anticipated since their announcement just after the turn of the year as they combine the new features of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series – an efficient 5nm process, a stronger socket and generally excellent performance – with the 3D -V-Cache design combine that turned the rather ordinary 5800X into the ridiculously powerful Ryzen 5800X3D. By tripling the chip’s L3 cache, the 5800X3D was able to compete in many games with Ryzen 7000 and Intel’s 12th and 13th gen designs – despite being tied to older DDR4 memory and the venerable AM4 socket. That makes an X3D version of Ryzen 7000 an enticing prospect for extreme gaming performance.

7800x3d 7900x3d 7950x3d and Ryzen processors

With the arrival of AMD’s 65W Non-X CPUs in early January, the Ryzen 7000 lineup has expanded rapidly – which should ensure there’s a good selection available for most people. The 65W CPUs essentially offer nearly identical performance at a lower price based on our testing of the Ryzen 5 7600, making them the best choice for budget-minded builds. In the meantime, these new X3D options should offer the best gaming performance of the lineup. As a result, the original Launch models play a smaller role and basically offer slightly better performance at a higher performance target than the non-X versions, but they might still be a good fit for content creation workloads – especially since some X models have fallen lower in price than their non-X counterparts as retailers try to clear older inventory.

You can refer to the spec table below to see how the full Ryzen 7000 lineup compares. Note that UK pricing was not included in the press release we received, but we are following this with AMD and will add this information when we receive it.

CPU design thrust base L3 cache TDP RRP
Ryzen 9 7950X3D Zen4 16C/32T 5.7GHz 4.2GHz 128MB 120W $699
Ryzen 9 7950X Zen4 16C/32T 5.7GHz 4.5GHz 64MB 170W $699/£739
Ryzen 9 7900X3D Zen4 12C/24T 5.6GHz 4.4GHz 128MB 120W $599
Ryzen 9 7900X Zen4 12C/24T 5.6GHz 4.7GHz 64MB 170W $549/£579
Ryzen 9 7900 Zen4 12C/24T 5.4GHz 3.7GHz 64MB 65W $429/£519
Ryzen 7 7800X3D Zen4 8C/16T 5.0GHz 4.2GHz 96MB 120W $449
Ryzen 7 7700X Zen4 8C/16T 5.4GHz 4.5GHz 32MB 105W $399/£419
Ryzen77700 Zen4 8C/16T 5.3GHz 3.8GHz 32MB 65W $329/£349
Ryzen 5 7600X Zen4 6C/12T 5.3GHz 4.7GHz 32MB 105W $299/£319
Ryzen 5 7600 Zen4 6C/12T 5.1GHz 3.8GHz 32MB 65W $229/£249

Here’s the full AMD presentation.

While performance on the AMD side is excellent from this generation, sales are reportedly down due to the move to the new AM5 socket, which requires both DDR5 RAM and a new X670/670E or B650/650E motherboard. slow. These remain expensive, making the last-gen 5800X3D a good value as it can be paired with cheap, readily available DDR4 RAM and AM4 motherboards, offering a significant step up over previous Ryzen designs.

Still, the new socket and faster RAM should push these new X3D chips far beyond what the 5800X3D is capable of, and could even help AMD reclaim the gaming crown from Intel’s 13900K – so it’ll be fascinating to see how powerful they will be. We’ll of course aim to test these new CPUs ourselves, so stay tuned for our release-related coverage! AMD’s first Ryzen 7000X3D gaming processors arrive on February 28th

Fry Electronics Team

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