AMD isn’t done with AM4, it’s been confirmed by themselves, but what exactly does the red team plan to do with the platform in the future? Well, the answer would be to expand it with even more Ryzen processors with 3D V-Cache and low-end options.
AMD’s AM4 Longevity Plans: More Ryzen 3D V-Cache and Low-End Options in the Works?
There have been various rumors about what AMD is planning with its AM4 platform now that the company has introduced its AM5 platform. The AM5 platform is the way to go, offering Ryzen 7000 processors with Zen 4 cores and DDR5/PCIe 5.0 support. But AMD knows that the vast majority of its user base won’t be upgrading to AM5 just yet. As such, AMD has given us a look at what to expect from the platform with its Ryzen 7 5800X3D and several mainstream Ryzen 5000 options. Based on the latest rumors, it looks like we’ll be seeing more of this action hitting the AM4 platform in the coming months.
There will also be new low-end AM4 products in the future.
— Greymon55 (@greymon55) June 28, 2022
Leak, Greymon55, states that the rumors that AMD is preparing not one but several Zen 3D products under the AM4 banner are true and there will be more information to come this month. Note that only Zen 3D is mentioned, which means we will be getting new processors under the Ryzen 5000 family. AMD’s 5800X3D is based on the 5800X with increased cache and retains the 8-core/16-thread design.
It is possible that the next additions will be based on the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X. We can’t say exactly which SKU will get the 3D V-Cache treatment, but 5600X3D will be a single V-Cache CCD chip, offering up to 32MB L3 + 64MB LLC (V-Cache). Ryzen 9 parts will theoretically feature two V-Cache CCDs, either 64MB L3 + 128MB LLC (V-Cache) or 64MB per CCD for a total of 192MB cache. If you also add the 8MB of L2, you get a total of 200MB of L3 cache.
Now, one interesting route AMD could take with part Ryzen 9 V-Cache is to offer a single CCD with V-Cache and the other without it to make up a total of 128MB of cache. That’s still 33% more cache than the 5800X3D and should translate to impressive gaming performance. But as we mentioned earlier, we can’t confirm whether such a SKU exists or not, only that AMD might be working on it. As for low-end parts, AMD may consider replacing its Ryzen 4000 Renoir-X chips with Cezanne-X chips under the Ryzen 5000 family. Cezanne-X with Zen 3 cores will offer better performance and will offer a good chance of the red team being competitive against Intel’s Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors until Zen 4 goes mainstream.
These 3D V-Cache Ryzen 5000 processors will allow AM4 users to have something new without having to change their entire platform to migrate to AM5. That said, AM5 will also receive an upgraded Zen 4 V-Cache lineup by the end of this year, giving avid gamers the option to stick with their existing AM4 setups and use a Zen 3D part or implement everything. Zen 4D range.
Comparison of AMD Mainstream Desktop processor generations:
|AMD processor family||Code name||Process Processor||Processors Cores/Threads (Max)||TDP (Max)||Platform||Chipset Platform||Memory support||PCIe support||Launch|
|Ryzen 1000||summit ridge||14nm (Zen 1)||8/16||95W||AM4||300 series||DDR4-2677||Generation 3.0||2017|
|Ryzen 2000||Pinnacle Ridge||12nm (Zen+)||8/16||105W||AM4||400 series||DDR4-2933||Generation 3.0||2018|
|Ryzen 3000||Matisse||7nm (Zen 2)||16/32||105W||AM4||500 Series||DDR4-3200||Generation 4.0||2019|
|Ryzen 5000||Vermeer||7nm (Zen 3)||16/32||105W||AM4||500 Series||DDR4-3200||Generation 4.0||2020|
|Ryzen 5000 3D||Warhol?||7nm (Zen 3D)||8/16||105W||AM4||500 Series||DDR4-3200||Generation 4.0||2022|
|Ryzen 7000||Raphael||5nm (Zen 4)||16/32||170W||AM5||600 series||DDR5-5200/5600?||Generation 5.0||2022|
|Ryzen 7000 3D||Raphael||5nm (Zen 4)||16/32?||105-170W||AM5||600 series||DDR5-5200/5600?||Generation 5.0||2023|
|Ryzen 8000||granite ridge||3nm (Zen 5)?||To be determined||To be determined||AM5||700 series?||DDR5-5600+||Generation 5.0||2024-2025?|
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