Will AMD release a Ryzen 5 7600X3D?
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AMD has been busy over the last year or so releasing the latest and greatest generation of Ryzen processors, the Ryzen 7000 series based on the Zen 4 core architecture. Among the 7000 series, you will find X3D variants of AMD’s top-dog Zen 4 CPUs. These include the 7950X3D, 7900X3D, and 7800X3D. But will AMD release a Ryzen 5 7600X3D?
This is a question asked by many, and we think it’s a very reasonable question to have as a 7600X3D could prove formidable and bring high-performance gaming to a very budget audience within the Ryzen 7000 series.
Will AMD Release a 7600X3D?
As of right now, there don’t appear to be any plans to release a Ryzen 5 7600X3D CPU, if there is, AMD is hiding it well. The current efficiency champion, the 7800X3D, has just been released this month receiving praise from almost every reviewer for its price-to-performance ratios.
We do not think that AMD will release a Ryzen 5 7600X3D, as the trader offs may very well outweigh the cons, packing 3D V-cache into the lower-end tech. The main issue is the fact that not all Ryzen 7600X’s are based on dual CCD designs.
For the uninitiated, the 3D v-cache is built onto the processor CCD (core complex die), and the 3D V-cache is sensitive to high temperatures and voltages, so the CPU cores have to be limited on that CCD to accommodate the new cache.
The issue arises when the CPU only has 1 CCD, the CPU is extremely limited because of the new cache. The CPU performs well in games and in areas the cache is used, but very poorly in others. This is what happened with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
The beauty of dual CCD designs is only one of the CCDs has to be limited, the other half of the CPU can boost to its little heart’s content. Lessening the performance trade-offs.
All of the other Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs have Dual CCD designs, meaning they are less affected by the cache’s performance penalties.
Is a 7600X3D worth it?
In the best-case scenario, you’ll have a CPU that costs $100, maybe $150 less than the 7800X3D, AMd has to weigh the development costs up against how many CPUs they’re going to potentially sell, there’s no real reason to introduce a 7600X3D when the 7800X3D cover the lower end of the market pretty well. And for users that cannot afford the 7800X3D, they’re probably picking up a 7800X, or worst case a 7600X. The performance benefits probably won’t be enough to warrant the extra cost.
Will AMD release a Ryzen 5 7600X3D: Final word
Whilst the release of a Ryzen 5 7600X3D looks unlikely, we aren’t the authority. AMD might very well choose to release a 7600X3D somewhere along the line, but we don’t think the other performance benefit will be worth the trouble. Nor will the discrepancy in CCD count allow for an easy integration anyway.
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