AMD seems to be working on a desktop processor Ryzen 5 5600X3D – a potential younger brother of the popular 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The leak suggests that the product code 100-00001176 may be related to this 6-core Ryzen variant for the Socket AM4 platform.
As you might guess, Ryzen 5 5600X3D will feature the use of 3D V-Cache technology, which involves the use of an additional silicon layer with a large cache buffer. The processor will probably have 6 cores and 12 threads, and 3 MB of L2 cache – 3 MB (0.5 MB per core). At the same time, the total capacity of the L3 cache will be the same as that of the 8-core model – 96 MB.
As for the operating clock frequency, the Ryzen 5 5600X3D is expected to run at slightly lower values than the older model. According to rumors, the frequency formula will take the form of 3.3/4.4 GHz, instead of 3.4/4.5 GHz in the 5800X3D. That is, the difference will be only 100 MHz.
We remind you that the current retail price of the 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X3D in Ukraine starts from ~12,500 UAH ($335). Obviously, the Ryzen 5 5600X3D should be even more attractive in terms of cost. In this case, this CPU can become an interesting choice for thrifty but demanding gamers, offering a promising option within the popular AM4 platform. At the same time, the appearance of this new processor may reduce the demand for the starting models for the AM5 platform to some extent, unless price adjustments are made to keep them attractive.