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.
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Zen 3 - 5000 series cpus is supported on 300 series motherboards? You've buried the lead there. https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-bids-adieu-to-socket-AM4-by-extending-... It will be interesting to see if AMD managed to pull it off and what work arounds have been used.
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