Priced at $449 the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is listed alongside new 5000 series and 4000 range models.
For those not in the know, the 5800X3D is the first processor to employ AMD’s 3D V-cache tech. AMD claims it is a cutting-edge 8-core (16-thread) CPU which offers 15 per cent better gaming performance than the 5900X.
For what it is worth, AMD benchmarked the 5800X3D across six games running at Full HD resolution (with high graphics settings), and said that the CPU is faster than Intel’s Core i9-12900K (without providing further details). We tend to take benchmarks done by companies making new chips with a pinch of salt.
Other processors launched will be out from April 4, and include the Ryzen 7 5700X, arriving with 8-cores and 16-threads, plus boost up to 4.6GHz with a base clock of 3.4GHz. It’ll retail for $299.
There is also the Ryzen 5 5600, a 6-core (12-thread) part with base and boost clocks of 3.5GHz and 4.4GHz respectively, priced at $199 (around £150, AU$276), coming along with the Ryzen 5 5500 which has the same core and thread count, but clocked at 3.6GHz and 4.2GHz.
The latter processor has a lower cache with 19MB, and the price tag is down to $159.
AMD has floated a trio of new Ryzen 4000 models – the 4600G, 4500, and 4100, which are Zen 2 rather than contemporary Zen 3 processors.
The Ryzen 5 4600G has 6-cores (12-threads) and is clocked at base and boost speeds of 3.7GHz and 4.2GHz, and the Ryzen 5 4500 offers the same core configuration but clocked at 3.6GHz for $154 and 4.1GHz for $129.
The Ryzen 3 4100, a quad-core (8-thread) CPU clocked at 3.8GHz with boost to 4GHz will retail at $99. All of these processors have a TDP of 65W, and all of them are bundled with a Wraith Stealth cooler (except for the 5700X).
Intel has the 12900KS ready to roll. This is a supercharged version of the Alder Lake flagship. Since the price of that processor will be even higher than the 12900K Chipzilla will probably have priced it off the market.