Back at during its Computex livestream last year, AMD spoke briefly about a project it was working on at the time, the 3D V-Cache chiplet design. That endeavour finally bore fruit for the company, as evidenced by the announcement of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D desktop CPU.

In terms of specification, the 5800X3D is virtually a mirror image of the original Ryzen 7 5800X, with the primary distinction between the two being the addition of the 64MB of V-Cache underneath the hood. Besides that, we’re looking at a lower base and boost clock of 3.4GHz and 4.5GHz, the same 8-cores, 16-threads layout, and the same 105W TDP.

The good news with this CPU is that it will fit right into existing AM4 motherboards, so if you’re itching to trade up from a Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series CPU on your X570 motherboard, you’ll just need to make sure that the BIOS for the latter is up to date before making the switch.

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In terms of performance, AMD claims that the 5800X3D is able to go toe-to-toe with Intel’s best Alder Lake CPU, the Core i9-12900K, in a current list of triple-A titles. It’s an impressive boast, especially when one considers the fact that the 5800X3D is technically still aided by DDR4 RAM, while Intel has moved on to the new DDR5 standard.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D will be available starting from Spring this year, although no exact date was given. On that note, no pricing was mentioned during the keynote either.

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