Despite the fact that AMD is preparing to ship its first 3D-cache stacked processor, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, in April, there is rising speculation that this chip will not be sold on its own. There will be a large number of new Ryzen processors available at the same time, according to recent reports.
These will span the entire performance spectrum. According to dealers, the AMD Ryzen CPUs family’s motherlode could be on the way. According to rumors, AMD will release up to ten new Ryzen processors in April.
In the beginning, it was speculated that AMD would release two Ryzen 5 processors, the Ryzen 5 5600 and Ryzen 5 5500, both focused at the lower end of the range in order to compete with Intel’s more cheap offerings, but now there are signs that even more processors are on the way.
According to new rumors (via WCCFTech), a total of ten chips will be released during the same April launch window, and they will use a variety of underlying technologies. Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the only Zen 3 Vermeer-X processor available today, but it will be joined by additional processors based on the original Vermeer design, as well as Cezanne and Zen 2 Renoir-X processors, which will also be available in the near future.
|Chip||Architecture||Cores/Threads||Base / Boost Clock||TDP||MSRP|
|Ryzen 7 5800X3D||Zen 3 Vermeer-X||8 / 16||3.4 / 4.5GHz||105W||$449|
|Ryzen 7 5700X||Zen 3 Vermeer||8 / 16||3.4 / 4.6GHz||65W||$299|
|Ryzen 7 5700||Zen 3 Cezanne||8 / 16||Unknown||65W||Unknown|
|Ryzen 5 5600||Zen 3 Vermeer||6 / 12||3.5 / 4.4GHz||65W||$199|
|Ryzen 5 5500||Zen 3 Cezanne||6 / 12||3.6 / 4.2GHz||65W||$159|
|Ryzen 3 5100||Zen 3 Cezanne||4 / 8||Unknown||65W||Unknown|
|Ryzen 7 4700||Zen 2 Renoir-X||8 / 16||3.6 / 4.4GHz||65W||Unknown|
|Ryzen 5 4500||Zen 2 Renoir-X||6 / 12||3.6 / 4.1GHz||65W||Unknown|
|Ryzen 3 4100||Zen 2 Renoir-X||4 / 8||3.8 / 4.0GHz||65W||Unknown|
The Ryzen 7 5700X was noticeable for its exclusion from the initial Zen 3 launch lineup, particularly because the Ryzen 7 5800X was simply too pricey at $449, however, prices for this chip have dropped in recent months. A Ryzen 7 5700X, which is rumored to cost $299, might be a more enticing alternative. The second noteworthy chip is the Ryzen 5 5600, which is a six-core, 12-thread Zen 3 CPU with a 4.4GHz boost clock that costs $199 and has a 4.4GHz boost clock.
A different aspect of the Zen 2 Ryzen 4000-series processors is that they are effectively the 4000G APUs, but with the integrated Vega graphics component of the devices fused off and some modifications to the frequency range of the CPUs. As for the underlying technology, it’s growing old and doesn’t really compare well to AMD’s own Zen 3 products, so these would only be of interest if the pricing was really low.
A number of French stores appear to have confirmed all of this before any official announcement, selling the chips and providing pricing information in addition to their other products. For example, the website 2Compute (via @momomo us) displays nine different chips, with costs ranging from €120 (about $130) all the way up to €518 (about $570) for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D (the most expensive of the nine). They don’t quite match up with the rumored MSRPs, but they’re not far off the mark. You’ll see a block of the new chips listed under the Ryzen 5 1400 in the link, which will lead you to a comprehensive list of all of the CPUs supplied by the merchant.
While you should always treat reports of new releases with a grain of salt, seeing these mentioned on a retailer’s website lends credibility to the claims made. Having that seasoning in place will be necessary for the pricing as well since, as we’ve seen in the past, early pricing can fluctuate once the chips are confirmed. Still, if these are broadly in the right ballpark, it appears that AMD is poised to provide some challenge to Intel at the low-end of the price-performance continuum. And it’s about time, as well.
AMD is expected to make the switch to the AM5 platform with Zen 4 later this year, so this may be considered the final great hurrah for the AM4 platform. If you’re still using an AM4 motherboard, on the other hand, you may be able to bring your system back up to date without having to invest in a new motherboard, new CPU, and new RAM, as would otherwise be the case.