AMD may have confirmed the release dates for the highly anticipated Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D, but it doesn’t look intentional. According to OC3D, AMD briefly published a February 14th launch date for its new processors.
The launch date has been removed from all listings on AMD’s website, so it was probably a slip-up. However, February 14 is not out of the question. When announcing the processors, AMD confirmed they would arrive in February.
However, that doesn’t make the date a done deal. Previous versions of AMD’s listing showed a launch date of January 4th when AMD announced the processor. There’s also a chance that AMD put forward a tentative release date of mid-February before a final day is confirmed.
The release date for these processors is not a significant piece of missing information. price is. AMD hasn’t revealed how much its Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache CPUs will cost, specifically the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D. The base Ryzen 9 7950X already retails for $700, and if previous generations are anything to go by, the 3D-stacked part will be at least as expensive.
Last-gen’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D started at $450. That’s the same price the base Ryzen 7 5800X was released at, but by the time AMD’s 3D-stacked part came out, the Ryzen 7 5800X was selling for closer to $350.
AMD’s 3D V-Cache packaging technology overhauls the design of its Ryzen 7000 CPUs by stacking additional caches on top of the processor. This extra cache – up to 144MB on flagship models – can have a huge impact on gaming performance, depending on the game. AMD says its new chips deliver about a 15% boost in gaming performance compared to previous-gen X3D parts.
Furthermore, AMD says that its flagship Ryzen 9 7950X is up to 24% faster than Intel’s Core i9-13900K in 3D games. More surprisingly, AMD posted gains of up to 52% in productivity apps over Intel’s flagship chip, all while reducing the processor’s maximum power draw.
While these are exciting claims, it’s important to wait until the processors get here to validate AMD’s performance. The last-gen Ryzen 7 5800X3D remains one of the best gaming CPUs on the market, but it takes a beating in non-gaming applications. We may see a repeat in this generation.
For now, all we can do is wait until AMD has more to share. The first processors arrive in February, and possibly on Valentine’s Day, but AMD has a lot of details to fill in between now and then.