Last week, news broke that AMD was planning on releasing at least nine AM4 refreshes including processors from both the Zen2 and Zen3 architecture. This was on top of the previously-announced Ryzen 7 5800X3D that AMD unveiled at CES 2022. You can check out our article that covered all the SKUs in detail to get up to date with the specs. Rest of the information like price and availability that were also leaked last week will be reiterated here.
Fast forward to today and AMD just made all of that official by announcing six new SKUs and giving us the release date along with the price for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. There were three SKUs, the Ryzen 7 5700, Ryzen 3 5100, and Ryzen 7 4700, from the original list that were not announced today. However, these are still on track for a launch next month and will be announced soon. Now, let’s go over each of these real quick.
Ryzen 7 5800X3D – Available on April 20 for $449 USD
First, let’s get the Ryzen 7 5800X3D out of the way. AMD confirmed today that the chip will come out on April 20th and will cost $449 which is the current MSRP of the standard Ryzen 7 5800X. That means a price cut is in order for the 5800X, however AMD did not confirm that today. Just to give you all a reminder, Ryzen 7 5800X3D is basically just a 5800X but with 96MB of cache instead of just 32MB found on the normal variant.
This is made possible due to AMD’s 3D V-Cache chip stacking technology that is making its debut on the 5800X3D. While it’s based on the same 7nm Zen3 architecture, the addition of the 3D V-Cache warrants a different name due to the altered silicon. Therefore, 5800X3D is part of the Ryzen 5000 “Warhol” family instead of the “Vermeer” lineup. Apart from that, the 5800X3D also does not support overclocking so you’re stuck with the factory boost clocks.
Speaking of which, the clock speeds of this chip are a bit different than the original 5800X. The new Ryzen 7 5800X3D has a base clock speed of 3.4Ghz with a maximum boost clock speed of 4.5Ghz, 400Mhz and 200Mhz slower than the 5800X, respectively. The TDP is the same at 105W. Before we move on to the next chips, it’s important to note that the $449 price tag of the 5800X3D puts it above the Core i7-12700K which does offer more cores, but (obviously) less cache, therefore it will be interesting to see the competition between the two.
Ryzen 4000 SKUs – Available on April 4
Next up, we’re going to talk about the Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” processors first because the situation with the Ryzen 5000 SKUs is a bit more complicated. Regardless, AMD will be launching three new SKUs in this lineup: the Ryzen 3 4100, Ryzen 5 4500, and the Ryzen 5 4600G, all based on the 7nm Zen2 architecture. All three of these processors will launch together on April 4th.
As you can probably tell, one of these is an APU and one that isn’t actually new. That’s because the Ryzen 5 4600G has existed for a while but was only available to OEMs and system integrators since its launch, now it’s being relaunched for the DIY/consumer market. It’s the exact same APU inside and out with no difference.
Ryzen 5 4600G features 6-cores and 12-threads that have a base clock of 3.7Ghz and a boost clock of 4.2Ghz. It comes with a 65W TDP and 11MB of cache, along with Vega integrated graphics. The iGPU inside this chip isn’t anything special, though, just a nice addition to provide a display out in case you need it. The leaked price for this was $154 and guess what, that’s also the official price AMD announced today.
Then, we have the Ryzen 4 4500 which is a 6-core, 12-thread CPU clocked at 3.6Ghz base frequency and 4.1Ghz boost frequency. The chip features 11MB of cache, a 65W TDP and a price tag of $129, same as its leaked one. Finally, there’s the Ryzen 3 4100 with its 4-cores and 8-threads running at 3.8Ghz out the box and boosting up to 4.0Ghz at a 65W TDP. This chip has 6MB of cache and comes with a price tag of just $99, making it the cheapest part to be announced today and the cheapest “new” Ryzen processor you can now buy.
Ryzen 5000 SKUs – Available on April 4
There are actually two different Ryzen 5000 families that got new additions today. First, we have the mainstream desktop lineup, aka Ryzen 5000 “Vermeer“. Alongside that, there’s the APU lineup, aka Ryzen 5000 “Cezanne“. Both of these are based on the same 7nm Zen3 microarchitecture. The Vermeer lineup features two SKUs whereas the Cezanne lineup features three, making five processors in total. All five of these chips will launch on April 4, but let’s first talk about Vermeer.
Ryzen 5000 “Vermeer”
Two Vermeer CPUs were announced today: the Ryzen 7 5700X and the Ryzen 5 5600. Both of these have been highly-anticipated releases, especially the Ryzen 5 5600 which is the direct successor to the legendary Ryzen 5 3600. Let’s go over that one before we move on the 5700X.
Like its predecessor, the Ryzen 5 5600 features 6-cores and 12-threads with a 65W TDP. However, the similarities end there as the Ryzen 5 5600 has a 3.5Ghz base clock speed and 4.4Ghz boost clock speed, 100Mhz lower and 200Mhz higher than the 3600, respectively. Moreover, it will also come with 35MB of cache, versus the 32MB of the Ryzen 5 3600. The Ryzen 5 5600 will cost $199, just a little bit more than the Core i5-12400F which would certainly make for an interesting rivalry as the 12400F is an incredible budget performer.
Moving on, the Ryzen 7 5700X is also no joke. With 8-cores and 16-threads to its name, it’s basically identical to the Ryzen 7 5800, an OEM chip that was never released for the DIY segment. The 5700X will feature a base clock speed of 3.4Ghz and boost up to 4.6Ghz with a 65W TDP and 36MB of cache. The chip will retail for just $299 which was the original MSRP of the Ryzen 5 5600X.
Ryzen 5000 “Cezanne”
Lastly, there are three Cezanne SKUs we need to go over. All three of these SKUs will utilize APU dies (hence the Cezanne identification) which makes them more cost-effective but that means these will have considerably less cache compared to their Vermeer counterparts. Out of these three SKUs, only the Ryzen 5 5500 was actually announced today.
As such, the Ryzen 5 5500 will rock 6-cores and 12-theads with 19MB of cache at a 65W TDP. It comes with a factory base speed of 3.6Ghz that boosts up to 4.2Ghz. The chip will officially retail for $159. That makes it a bit more expensive than the Core i3-12300 but, of course, that CPU only has 4 cores and 8 threads whereas the Ryzen option gives you more of both.
Then there’s the Ryzen 7 5700 and the Ryzen 3 5100, both of which will launch next month as well but did not get official announcements today. Ryzen 7 5700 features 8-cores and 16-threads with unknown clock speeds as of now. It will come with 24MB of cache and a 65W TDP. The expected price from last week’s leak was $159, though seeing the Ryzen 5 5500 launch at that price makes it certain that the 5700 will be more expensive.
Finally, the very last SKU to talk about is the Ryzen 3 5100 featuring 4-cores and 8-threads at 65W with 6MB of cache. It will be reportedly priced around $119, making it the cheapest Zen 3 chip AMD has ever put out. It’s also important to mention that even though this and all of the other Cezanne SKUs we mentioned are using APU dies, they don’t actually come with integrated graphics, it’s more of a cost-saving measure to use this silicone.
That concludes our list of all the SKUs that were announced today, along with the ones to come. With today’s announcement, AMD now has four new 6-core SKUs under its belt, all costing less than $200 which is remarkable. This launch will certainly help AMD alleviate some of that Alder Lake pressure and drive sales away from the Blue Team. Not only that, but AMD will have also cleared its inventory with this massive launch before Zen 4 comes out marking a new beginning for AMD Ryzen processors.
Before I sign off, I should mention that along with these SKUs, AMD also confirmed that its opening Ryzen 5000 desktop support for its lineup of 1st generation motherboards i.e., X370, B350 & A320. While most motherboard manufacturers already had unofficially released Ryzen 5000 support for these chipsets, today AMD made it all official. Now, every single AM4 motherboard chipset AMD has released since Ryzen’s inception supports Ryzen 5000. Now that’s an upgrade path to live up to.