AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D to Launch on 20th April for $449 w/ 100MB Cache, 6 Core Ryzen 5 4500 for $129

AMD will be launching its Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU with 3D stacked “V-Cache” next month along with a slew of other affordable SKUs. These include the hex-core Ryzen 5 4500, Ryzen 5 4600G, Ryzen 5 5500, Ryzen 5 5600, the octa-core Ryzen 7 5700X, and the quad-core Ryzen 3 4100. The Ryzen 4000 series processors will be based on the Zen 2 architecture, most likely Renoir (hence, Renoir-X) with the iGPU disabled (except the 4600G which may still have a working GPU).

The report which comes from Videocardz claims that the Zen 2 chips will come in quad and hex-core variants. The former will be priced at just $99 while the latter will start from $129 and go up to $154. All of them will feature SMT. The Ryzen 5 5500, Ryzen 5 5600, and the Ryzen 7 5700X will be priced at $159, $199, and $299 which is…not really a talking point.

The Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X have already fallen to $206 and $299 at Microcenter, respectively. As such the Ryzen 5 5600 and Ryzen 7 5700X at $199 and $299, respectively are kind of redundant. I expect retailers to slash prices further by $50 at the very least.

Last but not the least, while the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is slated to launch on the 20th of April with gaming performance gains of up to 40%, the remaining SKUs should launch earlier. We are told that the launch will take place later this month, in order to differentiate the Ryzen 7 5800X3D from the vanilla Zen 3 offerings.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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