AMD Ryzen 7 5800XSource: Windows Central

What you need to know

  • AMD just shared pricing and availability details for its Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor.
  • The new CPU will begin shipping on April 20, 2022 with a starting price of $449.
  • AMD also announced six new Zen 3 and Zen 2 processors ranging from $99 to $299.

AMD just made three major announcements for its Ryzen desktop processors. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor will begin shipping on April 20, 2022 with a starting price of $449. Six new chips, including three Zen 3 CPUs and three Zen 2 processors, were also announced. AMD will also officially enable Zen 3 architecture in Zen 3 motherboards.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the first Ryzen processor to have AMD 3D V-Cache technology. The CPU delivers 15% better performance than competitors without stacked cache tech, according to AMD. The Ryzen 5800X3D is an 8-core processor built to deliver 1080p gameplay for the best PC games.

The six other processors announced by AMD feature a range of architectures. Some of them include graphics while others do not.

Model Architecture Cores/Threads Boost Base/Frequence (GHz) Total Cache TDP (Watts) PCIE Support Cooler Price
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X Zen 3 8 / 16 Up to 4.6 / 3.4 36 65W Gen 4 N/A $299
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Zen 3 6 / 12 Up to 4.4 / 3.5 35 65W Gen 4 Wraith Stealth $199
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 Zen 3 6 / 12 Up to 4.2 / 3.6 19 65W Gen 3 Wraith Stealth $159
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G with AMD Radeon graphics Zen 2 6 / 12 Up to 4.2 / 3.7 11 65W Gen 3 Wraith Stealth $154
AMD Ryzen 5 4500 Zen 2 6 / 12 Up to 4.1 / 3.6 11 65W Gen 3 Wraith Stealth $129
AMD Ryzen 3 4100 Zen 2 4 / 8 Up to 4.0 / 3.8 6 65W Gen 3 Wraith Stealth $99

AMD's six new processors are the "ideal solution for new PC builds," according to the company. With a variety of price points, they should fit into a wide range of systems.

AMD's expansion of support for its Ryzen 5000 Series processors and AMD 300 Series chipsets should allow systems to seamlessly upgrade to Zen 3 performance. BIOS updates with support are expected in April and May, depending on the specific component.