It seems that AMD intends to extend the life cycle of the Socket AM4 platform by increasing the range of chips with 3D V-Cache buffer, which are very good at gaming tasks.

According to information from chi11eddog, a reliable source of leaks about AMD’s upcoming products, the company is developing at least two additional models of the Ryzen 5000X3D series. This is an 8-core processor Ryzen 7 5700X3D, which will receive a frequency formula of 3.0/4.1 GHz. This means that the maximum frequency acceleration will be 400 MHz faster than the older Ryzen 7 5700X3D chip, which has been on the market for a long time and is actually the best gaming processor for Socket AM4.

In addition, a new 6-core variant is expected – Ryzen 5 5500X3D with a frequency formula of 3.0/4.0 GHz. This is 300/400 MHz lower than the corresponding frequency indicators of Ryzen 5 5600X3D. The latter, although introduced at the end of June, was initially exclusive to the American retailer MicroCenter. However, it is still difficult to buy this 6-core processor. With the expansion of the Ryzen 5000X3D range, there will be no need for such restrictions.

Ryzen 7 5700X3D and Ryzen 5 5500X3D specs

Since we only have preliminary leaks about the upcoming Ryzen 5000X3D lineup, information about the recommended prices is not yet available. Obviously, they will be lower than those of older models. And let’s not forget that over time, the initial values announced by the manufacturer tend to decrease significantly.

This is a very nice feature of AMD chips. So let’s remind you that Ryzen 7 5800X3D with a recommended price tag at launch (March 2022) of $449 for the US market can now be freely purchased in Ukraine for the equivalent of $320.