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AMD came out with a bang at CES with a whole bunch of new products, including some impressive looking X3D processors added to the Ryzen 7000 lineup.

Here's the list of the new X3D AM5 processors, which AMD claim are the "fastest gaming processors in the world" with "up to" 14% faster performance over the previous generation. These will release in February 2023:

Model Cores/Threads Boost / Base Frequency2 Total Cache TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D 16C/32T Up to 5.7 GHz / 4.2 GHz 144MB 120W
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D 12C/24T Up to 5.6 GHz / 4.4 GHz 140MB 120W
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D 8C/16T Up to 5.0 GHz / TBD 104MB 120W

AMD also expanded their list of their normal Ryzen 7000 processors with new 65w variants that are due to launch January 10 2023. These include:

Model Cores / Threads Boost / Base Frequency2 Total Cache TDP Cooler SEP (USD)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 12C/24T Up to 5.4 GHz / 3.7 GHz 76MB 65W Wraith Prism $429
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 8C/16T Up to 5.3 GHz / 3.8 GHz 40MB 65W Wraith Prism $329
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 6C/12T Up to 5.1 GHz / 3.8 GHz 38MB 65W Wraith Stealth $229

On top of that there's also a whole bunch of new mobile processors too due out in February 2023:

Model Cores/Threads Boost / Base Frequency2 Total Cache TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX 16C/32T Up to 5.4 GHz / 2.5 GHz 80MB 55-75W+
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX 12C/24T Up to 5.2 GHz / 3.0 GHz 76MB 45-75W+
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX 8C/16T Up to 5.1 GHz / 3.6 GHz 40MB 45-75W+
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX 6C/12T Up to 5.0 GHz / 4.0 GHz 38MB 45-75W+

More mobile processors, this time for thin and light laptops due out in March 2023:

Model Cores/Threads Boost/Base Frequency2 Cache TDP
Ryzen 9 7940HS 8C/16T Up to 5.2 GHz / 4.0 GHz 40MB 35-45W
Ryzen 7 7840HS 8C/16T Up to 5.1GHz / 3.8GHz 40MB 35-45W
Ryzen 5 7640HS 6C/12T Up to 5.0GHz / 4.3 GHz 38MB 35-45W

The mobile announcements kept going with Zen 3+ mobile chips announced they said for long battery life due out during January 2023:

Model Cores/Threads Boost/Base Frequency2 Cache TDP
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS 8C/16T Up to 4.75 GHz / 3.2 GHz 20MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS 6C/12T Up to 4.55 GHz / 3.3 GHz 19MB 35W
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U 8C/16T Up to 4.75 GHz / 2.7 GHz 20MB 15-28W
AMD Ryzen 5 7535U 6C/12T Up to 4.55 GHz / 2.9 GHz 19MB 15-28W
AMD Ryzen 3 7335U 4C/8T Up to 4.3 GHz / 3.0 GHz 10MB 15-28W

Plus these plain Zen 3 mobile chips also due January 2023:

Model Cores/Threads Boost/Base Frequency2 Cache TDP
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U 8C/16T Up to 4.5 GHz / 2.0 GHz 20MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U 6C/12T Up to 4.5 GHz / 2.0 GHz 19MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 3 7330U 6C/12T Up to 4.3 GHz / 2.3 GHz 10MB 15W

Finally their PRO mobile chips coming in February 2023:

Model Cores/Threads Boost/Base Frequency2 Cache TDP
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7730U 8C/16T Up to 4.5 GHz / 2.0 GHz 20MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7530U 6C/12T Up to 4.5 GHz / 2.0 GHz 19MB 15W
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 7330U 6C/12T Up to 4.3 GHz / 2.3 GHz 10MB 15W

That's quite a lot to take in and those new desktop X3D have my mouth watering a bit. I only upgraded to a 5800X in the last year, I don't exactly need another upgrade but gosh they sound great. I need a PSU and GPU update next though…

Will you be looking to grab any of these? Do let me know in the comments.

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This is also probably a good place to note that AMD have confirmed overheating and thermal throttling issues with their new Radeon RX 7900 XTX, which YouTuber der8auer has been detailing across two videos. The issue affects AMD's reference cards, not the ones designed by their partners. The statement AMD released:

We are working to determine the root cause of the unexpected throttling experienced by some while using the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards made by AMD. Based on our observations to-date, we believe the issue relates to the thermal solution used in the AMD reference design and appears to be present in a limited number of the cards sold. We are committed to solving this issue for impacted cards.

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I wish they also included the max TDP, like Intel in the previous announcement, and that there were 35W TDP AMD desktop AMD processors. It was also about time they recognized the design error on the 7900 XTX, and start applying RMAs.
citral 5 Jan
Quite nice, but I think it was a good move to build a solid AM4 pc about a year ago and skip 1 gen or 2 now until am5 motherboards and ddr5 become cheap, not to mention the early bugs/problems are ironed out and linux support is mature.

a 5700X/5800X paired with DDR4 3600 and 6700XT/6800XT is all one needs to game at 1440P and games are not really pushing boundaries like they used to (crysis back then comes to mind)

there's just not much value in anything but RDNA2 and am4 atm, great price/perf/watt, but it's getting a bit late to buy that right now maybe, depending on future expectations (I'd say a 6800XT is still a great buy, but a 5800X maybe not so, as it's a dead end)

What excites me more for now is possible zen4 desktop apus with rdna3 graphics

That would probably allow for RDR2 [email protected] on medium, and make a solid steam SFF console on the TV, there has been nothing since 5600G/5700G and that's vega7 and only allows 720P low 30fps on that game :/


Last edited by citral on 5 January 2023 at 10:15 am UTC
dpanter 5 Jan
Quoting: ArehandoroI wish they also included the max TDP, like Intel in the previous announcement
But TDP numbers are nearly useless, all manufacturers use their own incomprehensible algorithms to conjure up their magical numbers. Gamers Nexus has addressed this many times over the last couple of years if you want to dive into this particular swamp.
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On mobile I don't recommend using the latest amd CPU at all if you use Linux. Had this terrible experience with a tuxedo laptop with ryzen 6900HX where the keyboard did not work when using kernel newer than 5.19. So using distros like Garuda or pop_os was impossible.

I think same thing is happening with the GPUs now, we are always beta testers. Maybe after one year of launch it is time to buy.
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Quoting: ArehandoroI wish they also included the max TDP, like Intel in the previous announcement
But TDP numbers are nearly useless, all manufacturers use their own incomprehensible algorithms to conjure up their magical numbers. Gamers Nexus has addressed this many times over the last couple of years if you want to dive into this particular swamp.

Thanks, I didn't know. Will have a look!
pete910 5 Jan
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Quoting: ArehandoroIt was also about time they recognized the design error on the 7900 XTX, and start applying RMAs.

They have and are doing !

https://wccftech.com/amd-confirms-radeon-rx-7900-xtx-throttling-issue-related-to-thermal-solution-used-in-reference-design/
Julius 5 Jan
I wonder if they still plan to make the long rumoured AM4 5600 X3D. Would be sure nice for a cost efficient upgrade on AM4 systems.
drlamb 5 Jan
Having a 5800X3D for about a month I will never go back to a non 3d sku for gaming. Compared to my 5950X the 5800x3d is a substantial improvement in the games I play (Hunt Showdown, Sea of Thieves, Valheim) and especially those running through proton. Sea of Thieves specifically gains over a hundred fps in specific areas maxed at 1440P, without a GPU change.

I feel no pressure to upgrade from my 5800X3d/6900XT for 1440P/144, but as always, I'm tempted.
F.Ultra 5 Jan
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One huge problem is that on the 7900x3d and the 7950x3d the extra L3 3d-cache is only connected to one of the CCD:s so there will now be a scheduler problem that is worse than on Alder Lake in that it have to decide which thread to give extra L3 to and which thread to give extra potential cpu boost frequency to, which of course is not something the scheduler can do (a thread could very much switch between the two needs as well).
dpanter 5 Jan
Quoting: F.Ultrathere will now be a scheduler problem that is worse than on Alder Lake
Well, a potential problem at least. If it even is a problem at launch I expect it to be addressed quickly, much like Alder Lake was.
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