AMD may continue to expand the application scope of 3D V-Cache to mobile processors
Recently, AMD has begun selling Zen 4 desktop processors that utilize 3D Vertical Cache (3D V-Cache) technology. The Ryzen 7000X3D series processors have increased L3 cache capacity by 64MB compared to the previous regular models, making them the best gaming processors available today. Along with the previously released Ryzen 7000 series processors, AMD’s new generation AM5 platform is gradually coming into its own.
According to Quasar Zone, AMD officials recently gave an interview to the media, answering some questions related to Ryzen 7000 series processors and 3D V-Cache technology, some of which are of concern to many gamers.
When asked if CCDs with 3D V-Cache would actually run at a lower frequency than regular CCDs, possibly due to heat dissipation considerations, or even if lower quality CCDs were selected, AMD stated that CCDs with 3D V-Cache did indeed take heat dissipation into account and would appropriately lower the frequency to achieve this. In gaming, latency is more important than frequency, and increasing the cache can greatly improve gaming performance.
This time, the entire Ryzen 7000 series processors have added integrated graphics. AMD stated that this was to enhance the competitiveness of the product, as some application environments do not require a discrete graphics card, such as some enterprise office PCs. The Ryzen 7000 series processors are divided into X and non-X models, with differences in sales in different regions. North American and European markets tend to pursue performance, with X models having higher sales, while the Japanese market is sensitive to temperature and power consumption, making non-X products more popular.
AMD stated that the Zen 4 architecture was designed with 3D V-Cache in mind from the beginning. Since the market response to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D based on the Zen 3 architecture was very good, the new generation quickly introduced and launched 3D V-Cache technology. Due to the explosive growth in demand at the initial product release, shortages and price increases occurred, but AMD will adjust production plans as soon as possible to restore normal supply.
Some people are curious whether AMD will release a Ryzen 5 7600X3D with 3D V-Cache or introduce 3D V-Cache technology to mobile processors. AMD stated that it cannot provide a specific answer about new products, but will plan and release products based on market conditions, with new product information available in the upcoming official data release.