AMD Zen4-X3D Variants Arrive In 6 & 8 Core Variants Only, Meteor Lake Pushed to 2024
Enthusiast Citizen has shared vital information regarding AMD’s and Intel’s planned products. We already covered a massive Intel link courtesy of MLID here.
AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs
AMD is planning to launch the Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs next year possibly at CES 2023. These CPUs will go neck to neck against Intel’s Raptor Lake as the extra cache offers massive improvements in performance. We already saw the Ryzen 7 5800X3D on par with the 12900K, so it will indeed be an exciting competition.
As per Enthusiast Citizen, Zen4X3D will only feature 6 and 8 core SKUs. This means that V-Cache Zen4 products may be limited to Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, and lower. It seems we won’t get to see a Ryzen 9 equipped with V-Cache, although that can be too overkill for the average consumer. Besides, the pricing will push it above the $1000 category which isn’t what the normal gamer would spend on a CPU.
Do note that V-Cache has a minimal performance increase in workloads/synthetic tests so lower-budget CPUs are currently the best option for this tech.
No Meteor Lake in 2023
The leaker mentions that next year we will see a refresh of Intel’s Raptor Lake. The new processors are expected to make use of the 10ESF process allowing them to attain slightly higher results. These CPUs are planned for release in H2 or Q3 2023. Now, one may confuse this lineup with Meteor Lake but note that Meteor Lake is now planned for 2024. A few people also mention that next year, we may see Meteor Lake in action though only in the mobile segment. Read more about Intel’s Meteor Lake here.
A620 Chipset Planned for 2023
AMD reportedly is aiming to launch their budget A620 chipset motherboards in Q2 2023. There is also a mention of an AM5-based APU but limited to DDR5-4800 memory. This series basically includes all the ‘G’ processors like the Ryzen 5 5600G. The A620 motherboards can help AMD improve their sales massively because currently, Zen4 is not doing that well in terms of CPU purchases. This is an outcome of the extremely high motherboard prices, which is expected to be alleviated by this move.