AMD is not done with AM4, that has been confirmed by themselves, but what exactly is the red team planning to do with the platform moving forward? Well, the answer would be to expand it with even more Ryzen CPUs with 3D V-Cache and lower-end options.
AMD AM4 Longevity Plans: More Ryzen 3D V-Cache and Low-End Options in the Works?
Has been various rumors of what AMD is planning with its AM4 platform now that the company has unveiled its AM5 platform. The AM5 platform is the way to go, offering Ryzen 7000 CPU with Zen 4 cores and support for DDR5/PCIe 5.0. But AMD knows that the vast majority of its user base won’t switch to AM5 just yet. As such, AMD gave us a sneak peek at what we can expect on the platform with its Ryzen 7 5800X3D and several top Ryzen 5000 options. Based on the latest rumors, it looks like we’re going to see more of that action on the AM4 platform in the coming years. months.
There will also be new low-end AM4 products in the future.
– Greymon55 (greymon55) June 28, 2022
filter, 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 this month. Note that only Zen 3D is mentioned, which means we will be getting new CPUs in the Ryzen 5000 family. AMD’s 5800X3D is based on the 5800X with higher cache and retains the 8 core/16 thread design.
The next additions may 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 the 5600X3D will be a single CCD V-Cache chip, offering up to 32MB L3 + 64MB LLC (V-Cache). In theory, Ryzen 9 parts will feature two V-Cache CCDs, so that’s 64MB L3 + 128MB LLC (V-Cache) or 64MB per CCD for a total of 192MB cache. If you add the 8 MB of L2 as well, you get a total of 200 MB of L3 cache.
Now an interesting route that AMD could take with a Ryzen 9 V-Cache part is to offer a single CCD with V-Cache and the other without it to make a total of 128MB of cache. That’s still 33% more cache than the 5800X3D and should deliver impressive gaming performance numbers. But as we mentioned earlier, we cannot confirm whether such a SKU exists or not, only that AMD might be working on it. As for the low-end parts, AMD may be planning to replace your 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 offer a good chance for the red team to be competitive against cheap Intel Alder Lake and Raptor Lake CPUs until Zen 4 is generalize.
These 3D V-Cache Ryzen 5000 CPUs will allow AM4 users to have something new without the need to change their entire platform by migrating to AM5. That said, AM5 will also get a updated line of Zen 4 V-Cache By the end of this year, enthusiast gamers will have the option to stick with their existing AM4 setups and use a Zen 3D part or go all out on the premium Zen 4D range.
AMD Standard Desktop CPU Generation Comparison:
|AMD CPU Family||key name||processor process||Processors Cores / Threads (Max.)||TDP (max)||Platform||platform chipset||memory support||PCIe Compatibility||Throw|
|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 (Zen2)||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 Model||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 Model||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 confirmed||to be confirmed||AM5||700 series?||DDR5-5600+||Generation 5.0||2024-2025?|
News source: TechPowerUp
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