The leaks continue to rain down and we’re starting to think that we can follow CES better in front of our screen than on site in Vegas. Now it’s AMD’s turn to announce a few hours before the official conference.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: the only 3D V-Cache processor?
We will still have to wait to understand but if we have to interpret the leak on AMD, it seems that the only CPU that could be released at the beginning of the year is the 5800X3D. As a reminder, this CPU will be on a Zen 3 base and fully compatible with existing AM4 motherboards. The contribution of V-Cache 3D could potentially bring 15% more performance in games according to AMD figures.
Zen 4 for the second half of 2022
The other announcement will obviously concern Zen 4 with a launch in the second half of the year, which still leaves a relatively wide range of uncertainty: from July to December … For the rest, we have confirmation of the use of 5nm TSMC and the need for a new AM5 socket type LGA (future AMD cpu will not have pinoches). If the technical details of Zen 4 are all known in broad terms, it is indeed the release date of this new generation that is a worrying factor. At the moment, sources are talking about the end of summer 2022, but we also have other information that suggests an actual availability in the fourth quarter. Zen 4 should face the launch of Raptor Lake which seems to be much more than a simple update of Alder Lake for Intel with versions up to 24 cores.