AMD prepares to launch Ryzen 7 5700X3D and Ryzen 5 5500X3D processors
AMD previously launched the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, which was initially thought to be the final processor for the AM4 platform. Contrary to these expectations, AMD plans to continue introducing new X3D processors for the AM4 platform, bringing two more models: the Ryzen 7 5700X3D and the Ryzen 5 5500X3D.
According to information from @g01d3nm4ng0, both the Ryzen 7 5700X3D and the Ryzen 5 5500X3D utilize the 3D V-Cache technology and are still based on the older Zen 3 architecture. The Ryzen 7 5700X3D is essentially a lower-clocked version of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, featuring 8 cores and 16 threads, a base frequency of 3.0GHz, and a boost frequency of 4.1GHz, which is 400MHz lower than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
The Ryzen 5 5500X3D, meanwhile, is a lower-clocked variant of the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, also with 6 cores and 12 threads, a base frequency of 3.0GHz, and a boost frequency of 4.0GHz. This is 300/400MHz lower than the Ryzen 5 5600X3D. Both the Ryzen 7 5700X3D and the Ryzen 5 5500X3D come equipped with 96MB of L3 cache. It is yet unknown if their Thermal Design Power (TDP) has been reduced from the 105W seen in the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and the Ryzen 5 5600X3D.
It remains uncertain whether these new X3D processors will be available for sale globally, as the previous Ryzen 5 5600X3D was only sold through specific retailers in the United States. If these new models are distributed as widely as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, it would be a significant boon. Such availability would provide gamers who are mindful of their budget with better options, especially since these X3D processors do not support overclocking and do not require high-end motherboards. These two processors represent a new direction for AM4 platform users looking to upgrade.
The release date and pricing of these two new processors are still unknown. However, it appears that AMD has not yet abandoned the AM4 platform. AMD only recently, in September of this year, released a new AGESA code for the AM4 platform, indicating continued support for some time to come.