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.
Two things:— Greymon55 (@greymon55) October 19, 2021
ZEN3 V-cache will be mass produced in November.
ZEN3 B2 has been shipped and is expected to be available at the end of December.
It is expected that AMD would 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