You’ve been ready, presumably even patiently, for AMD to let you know when you may get your fingers on its newest gaming-focused CPUs with V-cache. Effectively wait no extra: According to an official tweet, the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D will arrive earlier than the tip of the month, with the Ryzen 7 7800X3D following in April. If you’d like any of them, you may need to begin pinching your pennies now.
Right here’s the total launch and pricing breakdown:
Ryzen 9 7950X3D – $699, February 28
Ryzen 9 7900X3D – $599, February 28
Ryzen 7 7800X3D – $449, April 6
All three are next-gen successors to the well-received Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which dominated in its pricing class and gained the hearts of PC players. The brand new chips, in 16-, 12-, and 8-core varieties, have proven to be extremely highly effective, beating out the comparable Intel chips for single-thread duties and even some multi-core benchmarks. AMD calls them “the quickest gaming processors on the earth,” and in the meanwhile, nobody can say they’re improper.
The pricing of those chips is fascinating. The 7950X3D is similar worth because the Ryzen 9 7950X, with out its performance-boosting V-cache function, and the opposite two chips are solely $50 dearer than their non-gaming counterparts. It’s attainable that we’d see worth drops for these barely older Ryzen 7000-series chips, formally or not. Then once more, you by no means know—the whole trade appears to be holding again on manufacturing to maintain provides low and costs excessive whereas the PC market suffers a severe lull.