AMD Ryzen 7000X3D CPU core counts and other specifications leak ahead of alleged CES 2023 introduction
QuasarZone has shared new details about the Ryzen 7000X3D series, AMD's next-generation 3D V-cache processors. To date, AMD has only released the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, a 105 W processor with 8 Zen 3 CPU cores, a 4.5 GHz boost clock speed and 96 MB of 3D V-cache (L3 cache). In short, while we experienced a performance hit in CPU-bound applications, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D beat the Core i9-12900K when gaming and could sustain peak performance without throttling.
According to QuasarZone, AMD has developed three Ryzen 7000X3D processors, starting with the successor to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. While the processor's name remains unknown at this stage, the Ryzen 7 7700X3D or Ryzen 7 7800X3D will offer 8 Zen 4 CPU cores on a 170 W TDP, 65 W higher than the Ryzen 7 7700X. Supposedly, AMD has decided against releasing a 6-core version, which presumably would have sat within AMD's Ryzen 5 product stack.
Surprisingly, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D will also work within a 170 W power envelope, despite containing significantly more CPU cores than the Ryzen 7 7700X3D or Ryzen 7 7800X3D. Although the two Ryzen 9 parts have similar names, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D will offer 12 cores to the Ryzen 9 7950X3D's 16 cores. As VideoCardz notes, it appears that Ryzen 9 7000X3D parts will launch with 192 MB of 3D V-cache, twice that of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Currently, the Ryzen 7000X3D trio are expected to debut next month at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. QuasarZone adds that Ryzen 7000X3D parts will feature similar clock speeds to their non-3D V-cache counterparts, but overclocking support remains unknown at this stage.