According to a Bilibili forum post, ECSM_official, (opens in new tab) AMD could announce two new Ryzen 7000 processors with 3D V-Cache technology in the first half of 2023. However, AMD also claims that they may only introduce 6-core and 8-core Zen 4 SKUs with 3D V-Cache. There is no news of progress in development. Nonetheless, take the information with a grain of salt.
If ECSM’s information is accurate, it looks like AMD will be starting small with its next-generation 3D V-Cache chips by limiting the models to the more budget-friendly 6-core and 8-core models. AMD may launch them as Ryzen 5 7600X3D and Ryzen 7 7700X3D respectively. In this generation, AMD could expand his 3D V-Cache offering to budget conscious consumers with the Ryzen 5 7600X3D as opposed to the previous generation which only had the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
Ryzen 7000 comes with two options, with V-cache options on 6 cores instead of only 8, lowering the barrier to entry for 3D-Vcache chips on the AM5 platform. However, the price is still unknown and will play an important role in the value of these chips. For example, let’s say AMD follows the same pricing strategy that it did with his Ryzen 7 5800X3D. In that case, his upcoming Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache chip could cost $100-$150 more than the vanilla chip.
We don’t know how well Zen 4 with 3D V-Cache will perform, but we expect it to be significantly better than Zen 3. Stacked 3D cache itself, this is just one of the improvements we know so far.
ECSM also shared new rumors about upcoming CPU and motherboard chipsets for 2023, including AMD’s budget A620 chipset and AM5-based APUs. The A620 chipset appears to be arriving in his second quarter of 2023 and is even cheaper than the B650, but the mysterious AMD APU has no date set or known specs. However, ECSM states that this APU’s memory frequency he drops to 4800 MHz, suggesting that it may work with older CPU architectures like Zen 3.