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AMD 3D V-Cache ZEN 3 Ryzen CPU Production to start

AMD’s 3D V-Cache ZEN 3 Ryzen CPU is expected to start mass production sometime next month. Wccftech and Tipster Greymon55 claimed that AMD’s upcoming Ryzen refreshes with 3D V-Cache will enter mass production by November. As per AMD, the 3D V-Cache Ryzen CPUs will hit the market by Q1 2022, likely as a stopgap against Alder Like while Zen 4 is finalized for a Q3 2022 release.

AMD 3D V-Cache ZEN 3 Ryzen CPU

Team Red had officially confirmed that AMD 3D V-Cache ZEN 3 Ryzen CPU based on Zen 3 architecture with 3D V-Cache will be arriving to the AM4 platform in the first quarter of next year. These CPUs could deliver 15 percent higher performance thanks to the V-Cache technology. 


AMD is also expected to start shipping its Zen3-based B2 stepping CPUs by the end of December. Robert Hallock, Director of Technical Marketing of AMD confirmed that the B2 stepping does not bring any architectural change but a new stepping generally results in better overall stability & clock output versus what we currently have in the market.

It is expected that AMD will introduce some price cuts on its existing Zen 3 lineup CPUs to make them more competitive vs. Intel’s lineup. Intel will carry a major platform advantage over AMD with the addition of DDR5 & PCI Express 5.0 technologies though those come at a cost. AMD’s real answer to Alder Lake and its very own refresh, known as Raptor Lake, will come in Q4 2022 in the form of Zen4-based Raphael chips.

AMD 3D V-Cache ZEN 3 Ryzen CPU Expected Features

  • Minor optimization on TSMC’s 7nm process node.
  • Up to 8-Core ZEN 3 CCD.
  • Each V-Cache stack offers up to 2 TB/s of overall bandwidth.
  • Up to 64 MB of Stacked cache per CCD (96 MB L3 per CCD).
  • Up To 15% Average performance improvement in gaming.
  • Compatible With AM4 Platforms and existing motherboards.
  • Same TDP as existing consumer Ryzen CPUs.

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