AMD Confirms Ryzen 7 5800X3D with 3D V-Cache Coming in Spring 2022, Next Generation Zen 4 Ryzen’ Raphael CPUs Coming to Socket AM5 in 2H 2022

AMD will release not only two new Ryzen CPUs for the desktop segment, the Zen 3 ‘Vermeer-X’ and the Zen 4 ‘Raphael’, in 2022.

AMD brings Zen 3 3D V-Cache ‘Vermeer-X’ & Zen 4 ‘Raphael’ Ryzen CPU to desktops in 2022

AMD will have two new desktop processors for the consumer segment this year. To start things off, AMD will release the first chip that uses its all-new cache-stacking technology, 3D V-Cache which will be followed by a new CPU array featuring Zen 4 core architecture on the next-generation AM5 platform.

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AMD Ryzen 5000X3D Desktop CPUs: 3D V-Cache, Zen 3 Architecture, AM4 Platform Spring 2022

The first Ryzen update will come in Spring 2022 with the release of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, an octa-core, 16-thread processor based on the Zen 3 core architecture. The CPU will have a single 3D V-Cache stack that includes 64MB of L3 cache and is located on top of the TSV already present in the Zen 3 CCD. The cache will add to 32MB of L3 cache for a total of 96MB per CCD. Round one will include a 3D V-Cache stack for each chip, so we’re looking at a total of 192MB of cache on top of the Ryzen SKU. However, AMD states that the V-Cache stack can be up to 8-hi which means a single CCD can technically serve up to 512MB of L3 cache plus 32MB of cache per Zen 3 CCD (on Although this is reserved for future generation Zen CPUs).

AMD has reduced the Zen 3 CCD and V-Cache so that they have the same Z height as current Zen 3 processors rather than differing heights between cores and IOD. Since the V-Cach sits on top of the CCD L3 cache, it does not affect the heat output of the core and has minimal power.

In terms of specs, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D will offer 8 cores and 16 threads. It will have a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a push clock of 4.5 GHz, which is a slight decrease from the 4.7 GHz of the non-3D Ryzen 7 5800X. The CPU will carry 32MB of L3 cache on death and 64MB of out-of-die cache inside the vertical stacks. The CPU will maintain a 105W TDP and is expected to be the only Ryzen 3D V-Cache chip to be released in Spring 2022 for the AM4 platform.

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Expected Features of AMD Ryzen ‘Zen 3D’ Desktop CPU:

  • Slight improvement on TSMC’s 7nm process node
  • Up to 64 MB of stack cache per CCD (96 MB L3 per CCD)
  • Up to 15% average performance improvement in games
  • Compatible with existing AM4 platforms and motherboards
  • Same TDP as current consumer Ryzen CPUs

AMD has promised up to 15% better performance in games than its current lineup, and having the new CPU compatible on the existing AM4 platform means users running older chips can upgrade without the hassle of upgrading their entire platform.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Serie & Ryzen 4000 CPU Lineup (2022)

CPU name building Cores/Threads base clock increase the clock Cache (L2 + L3) PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU + PCH) TDP Price (launch MSRP)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 7nm Zen 3 ‘Vermeer’ 16/32 3.4 GHz 4.9 GHz 72 MB 24 + 16 105 W 799 USD
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 7nm Zen 3 ‘Vermeer’ 12/24 3.7 GHz 4.8 GHz 70 MB 24 + 16 105 W 549 USD
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 7nm Zen 3 ‘Vermeer’ 12/24 3.0 GHz 4.7 GHz 64 MB 24 + 16 65 watts 499 USD?
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 7nm Zen 3D “Warhol” 8/16 3.4 GHz 4.5 GHz 64MB + 32MB 24 + 16 105 W 449 USD
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 7nm Zen 3 ‘Vermeer’ 8/16 3.8 GHz 4.7 GHz 36 MB 24 + 16 105 W 449 USD
AMD Ryzen 7 5800 7nm Zen 3 ‘Vermeer’ 8/16 3.4 GHz 4.6 GHz 32 MB 24 + 16 65 watts 399 USD?
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 7nm Zen 3 ‘Vermeer’ 8/16 3.4 GHz 4.6 GHz 36 MB 24 + 16 65 watts 299 USD
AMD Ryzen 7 5700 7nm Zen 3 ‘Cezanne’ 8/16 to be announced later on to be announced later on 20 MB 20 (Genesis 3) +16 65 watts to be announced later on
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 7nm Zen 3 ‘Vermeer’ 6/12 3.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 35 MB 24 + 16 65 watts 299 USD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 7nm Zen 3 ‘Vermeer’ 6/12 3.5 GHz 4.4 GHz 35 MB 24 + 16 65 watts USD 199
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 7nm Zen 3 ‘Cezanne’ 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 19 MB 20 (Genesis 3) +16 65 watts USD 159
AMD Ryzen 5 5100 7nm Zen 3 ‘Cezanne’ 4/8 to be announced later on to be announced later on to be announced later on 20 (Genesis 3) +16 65 watts to be announced later on
AMD Ryzen 7 4700 7nm Zen 2 ‘Renoir-X’ 8/16 3.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 20 MB 20 (Genesis 3) +16 65 watts to be announced later on
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G 7 nm Zen 2 “Renoir” 6/12 to be announced later on to be announced later on 11 MB 20 (Genesis 3) +16 65 watts USD 154
AMD Ryzen 5 4500 7nm Zen 2 ‘Renoir-X’ 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.1 GHz 11 MB 20 (Genesis 3) +16 65 watts USD 129
AMD Ryzen 3 4100 7nm Zen 2 ‘Renoir-X’ 4/8 3.8 GHz 4.0 GHz 6 MB 20 (Genesis 3) +16 65 watts USD 99

AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs: Zen 4 Core Architecture, AM5 Platform for 2H 2022

Whether or not AMD’s Vermeer-X will be a success is a matter of timing as the chip will launch just a few quarters before AMD’s next major upgrade to the Ryzen platform is released and that’s a big upgrade. Enter Raphael, the next generation of Ryzen desktop CPUs featuring Zen 4 core architecture utilizing all-new 5nm process technology and powered by the all-new AM5 platform.

AMD also showed off a prototype running a Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPU clocked at 5GHz across all cores in Halo Infinite.

Expected Features of AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Zen 4’ Desktop CPU:

  • All-new Zen 4 CPU cores (IPC/architectural improvements)
  • Brand new TSMC 5nm process knot with 6nm IOD
  • Support on AM5 platform with LGA1718 . socket
  • Dual channel DDR5 memory support
  • 28 PCIe Gen 5.0 (CPU exclusive)
  • 105-120W TDPs (upper range ~170W)

The next generation Ryzen Desktop CPUs based on Zen 4 will be codenamed Raphael and will replace the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs codenamed, Vermeer. From the information we currently have, Raphael CPUs will be based on the 5nm Zen 4 core architecture and feature 6nm I/O in a chiplet design. AMD has hinted at increasing the core numbers of its next-generation mainstream desktop CPUs, so we can expect a slight bump from the current 16-core, 32-thread limit.

The new Zen 4 architecture is rumored to deliver up to 25% IPC gains over Zen 3 and reach clock speeds of around 5GHz. AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 3D V-Cache chips based on Zen 3 architecture will feature stacked chips so the design is expected to carry over to AMD’s Zen 4 chipset as well.

For TDP requirements, the AMD AM5 CPU platform will have six different partitions starting with the 170W main CPU class which is recommended for liquid coolers (280mm or higher). It looks like this will be a higher voltage chip with CPU overclocking support. This segment is followed by 120W TDP CPUs which is recommended for a high performance air cooler. Interestingly, the 45-105W variants are listed as SR1/SR2a/SR4 thermal chips which means they will require standard heatsink solutions when running in a stock configuration so not much else is needed to keep them cool.

As the images reveal, the AMD Ryzen Raphael desktop CPUs will feature a perfectly square shape (45 x 45 mm) but will have a highly integrated thermal splitter, or IHS. The exact reason why it is so dense is unknown but it may be balancing the heat load across multiple chips or some other purpose entirely. The aspects are similar to the IHS found in the Intel Core-X line of HEDT CPUs.

As for the platform itself, AM5 motherboards will have the LGA1718 socket which will last for some time. The platform will contain DDR5-5200 memory, 28 PCIe lanes, more NVMe 4.0 and USB 3.2 I/O, and may also ship with native USB 4.0 support. There will be at least two 600-series chips for the AM5 initially, the flagship X670 and the mainstream B650. The X670 chipset motherboards are expected to feature PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 memory support but due to the increased size, it has been reported that ITX motherboards will only have B650 chipsets.

Raphael Ryzen desktop CPUs are also expected to feature RDNA 2 graphics on board which means that just like Intel’s flagship desktop lineup, AMD’s flagship lineup will also feature iGPU graphics support. Regarding the number of GPU cores that will be present on the new chips, rumors say anywhere from 2-4 (128-256 cores). This would be less than the number of RDNA 2 CUs found in the soon-to-be-released Ryzen 6000 ‘Rembrandt’ APUs but enough to keep Intel Iris Xe iGPUs at bay.

Zen 4-based Raphael Ryzen CPUs aren’t expected until late 2022, so there’s still plenty of time left in launch. This set will compete with Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake line of desktop CPUs.

AMD Desktop CPU Generations Comparison:

AMD CPU family Code name Processor process Processor cores/threads (maximum) TDPs a program podium slides Memory support PCIe support launch
Ryzen 1000 Summit Ridge 14 nm (Zen 1) 8/16 95 watts AM4 300 series DDR4 – 2677 Generation 3.0 2017
Ryzen 2000 Pinnacle Ridge 12 nm (Zen+) 8/16 105 W AM4 400 . series DDR4-2933 Generation 3.0 2018
Ryzen 3000 Matisse 7 nm (Zen 2) 16/32 105 W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2019
Ryzen 5000 Vermeer 7 nm (Zen 3) 16/32 105 W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2020
Ryzen 5000 3D Warhol? 7 nm (Zen 3D) 8/16 105 W AM4 500 series DDR4-3200 Generation 4.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 Raphael 5 nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170 W AM5 600 . series DDR5-5200 / 5600? General 5.0 2022
Ryzen 7000 3D Raphael 5 nm (Zen 4) 16/32? 105-170 W AM5 600 . series DDR5-5200 / 5600? General 5.0 2023
Ryzen 8000 Granite Ridge 3nm (Zen 5)? To be announced To be announced AM5 700 series? DDR5-5600 + General 5.0 2024-2025?

What would you be most excited to see in AMD’s next-generation Zen 4 Ryzen desktop processors?

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