AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs with 3D cache unlocked for overclocking

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs will officially feature an unlocked overclocking design making them the first 3D V-Cache chips to do so.

AMD Confirms Ryzen 7000 X3D “3D V-Cache” CPU Overclocking Support, Unlocked Overclocking Design

Update (1/24/2023): It appears that AMD once again provided an incorrect listing on their webpage as the company has now completely removed “Unlocked for Overclocking” from the specs page for all three Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs. Here is the latest screenshot of the product page:

There was discussion about whether or not AMD would offer overclocking support for Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs, and while the company wasn’t clear about overclocking support at launch, they’ve now more or less confirmed the Ryzen 7000 X3D’s 3D V-Cache. The CPUs feature an unlocked design which means that users will be able to set BCLK as they wish. Although AMD has included “Unlocked” OC support, it still recommends users to go with automatic tuning options such as Curve Optimizer with PBO.

AMD recommends users to go with Curve Optimizer as it offers the best balance of overall CPU performance but fixed overclocking is locked just like the previous generation Zen 3D V-Cache chips. According to the red team, the voltages are a bit more aggressive this time around, rising to 1.4V versus the 1.1V limit on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU. The stacked L3 cache on the chip is very sensitive to high temperatures and extra voltage and it is possible for the chips to break if modified, so there is a solid lock just like the previous generation. So AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs have something to do with the limited effort they have to take advantage of PBO and Curve Optimizer.

1.4V is still a lot of voltage to work with and we can expect some decent overclocking from our AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D “3D V-Cache” processors. Now this update from AMD comes just a few weeks after they mistakenly listed the CPUs release date of February 14th which turned out to be wrong and the company had to release a statement on the matter. This could also be another such case but we will have to wait and see if this is true or not.

What we do know for sure is that AMD’s Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs will launch next month and will be the fastest gaming processors on the planet when they hit retail shelves. Overclocking would be a plus but even without the OC these chips have a huge market for success if they offer the right kind of performance and value.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Raphael Desktop CPU Specifications:

CPU name building process node cores/threads base clock Boost Clock (SC Max) cache TDP Prices (to be determined later)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Zen 4 3D V-Cache 5nm 16/32 4.2 GHz 5.7 GHz 144 MB (64 + 64 + 16) 120 watts TBD
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen 4 5nm 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 80MB (64 + 16) 170 watts $699
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D Zen 4 3D V-Cache 5nm 12/24 4.4 GHz 5.6 GHz 144 MB (64 + 64 + 12) 120 watts TBD
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Zen 4 5nm 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 76 MB (64 + 12) 170 watts $549
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 Zen 4 5nm 12/24 3.6 GHz 5.4 GHz 76 MB (64 + 12) 65 watts $429
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Zen 4 3D V-Cache 5nm 8/16 4.0 GHz 5.0 GHz 104 MB (32 + 64 + 8) 120 watts TBD
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Zen 4 5nm 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 40MB (32 + 8) 105 watts $399
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 Zen 4 5nm 8/16 3.6 GHz 5.3 GHz 40MB (32 + 8) 65 watts $329
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Zen 4 5nm 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 38 MB (32 + 6) 105 watts $299
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 Zen 4 5nm 6/12 3.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 38 MB (32 + 6) 65 watts $229

news source: HXL

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