At CES 2023 AMD announced chips of the Ryzen 7000X3D family with an additional L3 cache buffer. Models with a multilayer crystal structure should get the maximum advantage over classic CPUs in certain types of applications. Sales of the new family of chips began in February, but AMD has already added information with extended specifications on the site.

Ryzen 7000X3D does not support overclocking and has lower operating temperatures (Tjmax)

First of all, let’s pay attention to the design of new retail boxes. This time manufacturer puts a noticeable emphasis on the support of 3D V-Cache technology. The corresponding bright nameplate decorates the packaging.

Judging by the dimensions of the box, we assume that the Ryzen 7000X3D with a TDP of 120 W, as well as the Ryzen 7000X models, will not be equipped with a standard cooling system. Despite the fact that basic versions of Ryzen 7000 with a TDP of 65 W are presented come with air coolers, for solutions with 3D V-Cache you will need to add a cooler.

Ryzen 7000X3D does not support overclocking and has lower operating temperatures (Tjmax)

Another feature of Ryzen 7000X3D is a reduction in the maximum operating temperature. If for base models and Ryzen 7000X the peak value of Tjmax is 95C, then for the expected models with 3D V-Cache it is 89C. Which is even 1C lower than the predecessor Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which had a Tjmax of 90C.

Ryzen 7000X3D will also not support overclocking. There is no corresponding option in the chip specification at all. Perhaps some clarification will appear at the same time before the sale of processors with 3D V-Cache, but still you should not count on the possibility of free overclocking. Chips with multi-layer components are sensitive to power and supply voltage boosts, so especially count on optimization with PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) and Curve Optimizer.