AMD has wheeled out its newest gaming CPUs at CES in Las Vegas they usually’re each higher and worse than we might hoped for. The massive information is that AMD has utilized its 3D V-Cache tech to the Ryzen 7000 collection. And this time it isn’t only one chip, however a trio of CPUs.

Final time round it was the only real Ryzen 7 5800X3D that received the game-accelerating 3D V-Cache therapy. For Ryzen 7000, there are three CPUs, extending all the best way to 16 cores.

Simply as a fast reminder, the entire 3D V-Cache factor is about utilizing 3D packaging to stack further reminiscence on high of CPUs. Video games particularly profit from further cache reminiscence, lowering site visitors over the CPU’s reminiscence bus and boosting body charges.

Anyway, for the brand new 3D V-Cache variations of the most recent Ryzen 7000 collection CPUs, the enjoyable kicks off with the Ryzen 7 7800X3D. It is a direct alternative for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and the chip many thought can be the only real V-Cache providing from the Ryzen 7000 collection. It retains eight CPU cores, although clearly based mostly on Zen 4 moderately than Zen 3 know-how, and packs 104MB of total L2 and L3 cache.

That complete cache determine is over double that of the Ryzen 7 7700X with out V-Cache, however solely marginally up on the 100MB of the 5800X3D. As for clock speeds, the 7800X3D tops out at 5GHz, some 500Mhz quicker than the previous chip.

All advised, AMD says the 7800X3D is over 15% quicker throughout a spread of standard video games versus the 5800X3D. If that seems like a good increase, this is where issues get sophisticated. AMD can be launching 12 and 16-core 3D V-Cache outfitted chips within the Ryzen 9 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D.

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Factor is, these chips are clocked respectively at 5.6GHz and 5.7GHz. AMD reckons the 7950X3D is 9 to 24% quicker in video games than Intel’s present high CPU, the Core i9-13900K. All of which signifies that AMD is now pitching a 16-core CPU as its high gaming chip, which does not make an enormous quantity of sense.

Only a few video games scale past eight cores. The eight-core 7800X3D can be loads. Besides AMD has capped the clock velocity on that chip at 5GHz, considerably decrease than the 12 and 16-core variants.

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It is a completely different technique from the Ryzen 5000 collection where AMD launched a single eight-core V-Cache mannequin which stood alone because the clear gaming alternative, leaving 12 and 16-cores as instruments for broader computing and content material creation.

This time round, you may have to cough up for many further cores that give little profit for gaming to entry a V-Cache chip with the best clock speeds that do matter for gaming. That’s greater than a bit annoying.

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That is very true given the overclocking limitations with 3D V-Cache chips. Final time round with the 5800X3D, AMD did not permit overclocking in any respect. For the brand new 7000 collection V-Cache chips, that is been loosened a bit. However solely a bit.

The brand new chips assist each AMD’s auto-overclocking Precision Enhance Overdrive characteristic and use of the Curve Optimizer. Nonetheless, handbook frequency overclocking continues to be not on the menu, so you will not be capable of purchase a 5GHz 7800X3D and easily clock it as much as the degrees of the 12 and 16-core fashions. Disappointing.

For now, we do not have pricing and on-sale dates for these new chips. However watch this area for updates.