The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the only CPU for PCs, if we exclude the Milan-X for servers, that AMD will launch in the coming months with its so-called V-Cache. However, despite being compatible with 400 and 500 chipset boards, it is necessary to update the BIOS of the different motherboards to support the new processor. Well, GIGABYTE has just released it with some minor updates.
GIGABYTE AMD motherboards now support the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Specific boards with the company’s 400 and 500 chipsetwhich is not surprising since the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is at first glance a 5800X with V Cache. Which serves to increase its third level cache from the 32 MB of the base model to the 96MB of this model. This increase represents a significant increase in performance compared to the standard version, but the change comes with a cut in the maximum speed reached in 4.5 GHz Boost instead of the 4.7 GHz of the standard modelbut with a much higher computing capacity and keeping the same e TDP 105W.
BIOS update for GIGABYTE 400 and 500 chipset motherboards for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D update the AMD AGESA V2 to version 1.2.06 B and enter the option again Max CPU Boost Clock Override for all Ryzen 5000 based on Vermeer architecture, this leaves out the Ryzen 5000G which are Cezanne based APUs, i.e. the Ryzen 5000 for laptops ported to PCs. This option allows these CPUs to achieve higher clock speeds, especially the Ryzen 5000X series, although from here we recommend doing it if you have a good cooling system.
Those of Lisa Su affirm that the yield obtained is on average one 15% higher than the standard version without V-Cache, however, the performance depends on each application and the dependency that there is on them made the size of the cache. In any case, we will see how it behaves in a real environment with benchmarks and performance tests in real applications.
It will be limited availability
At the moment AMD has not announced the official price of this processor, which by including the V-Cache that is assembled just above a Ryzen 7 5800X because it obviously has much higher manufacturing cost. The extra cost is even higher if we take into account that AMD has needed to make a thinner version and, therefore, with less height of its CCD Chiplet based on Zen 3 for this processor. So we believe that it is a CPU that is going to be relatively scarce, since it is going to have a very short run, which will affect its price. Keep in mind that 3DIC designs are much more expensive to manufacture in large quantities than conventional designs.
On the other hand, and although AMD has not officially announced it, we do not believe that OEM systems will receive large quantities of this processor and we expect to see the launch of the Ryzen 6000 adapted for the AM4 socket on the desktop. Although what we do know is that this is not the end of the V-Cache in a Ryzen and that we will see later implementations in some model of the Ryzen 7000 and even AMD could take it to its GPUs.