In the first half of 2023, AMD may introduce two new Ryzen 7000 CPUs with 3D V-Cache technology, according to a Bilibili forum post by ECSM Official(opens in new tab). He does assert that AMD might only release a six-core and an eight-core Zen 4 SKU with 3D V-Cache, though. Sadly, according to ECSM, there is no information about greater core count V-Cache chips being developed. Nevertheless, use caution when interpreting the data.
If the information from ECSM is reliable, it appears AMD will start off modestly with its upcoming 3D V-Cache chips by sticking to its more affordable six-core and eight-core models. They’ll probably debut from AMD under the names Ryzen 5 7600X3D and Ryzen 7 7700X3D, respectively. In contrast to the previous generation, which only offered the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, AMD may be expanding its 3D V-Cache offers to consumers on a budget with the Ryzen 5 7600X3D.
Now that the six-core has a V-Cache option rather than the eight-core alone, this will decrease the entry barrier for 3D-Vcache chips on the AM5 platform with two alternatives for Ryzen 7000. However, the cost will be a key factor in determining how beneficial these chips are and are currently uncertain. Let’s say AMD uses the same price strategy as it did with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D as an example. In that case, the price difference between the upcoming Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache chips and their vanilla counterparts will likely be between $100 and $150.
Although we don’t yet know how effective Zen 4 with 3D V-Cache will be, we anticipate it to be a significant improvement over Zen 3. This is only one of the enhancements we are currently aware of; we have already witnessed optimizations on Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache chips that allude to bandwidth increases for the stacked 3D cache itself.
In addition, ECSM released fresh reports about upcoming CPUs and motherboard chipsets for 2023, including AMD’s low-cost A620 chipset and APUs with AM5 architecture. While the secret AMD APU has no known due date and is even more affordable than B650, the A620 chipset appears to launch in Q2 of 2023. However, ECSM claims that this APU will only have a 4800 MHz memory frequency, indicating that it may utilize an antiquated CPU architecture like Zen 3.