AMD announced six new Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 processors for its AM5 platform here at CES 2023 today, with three new high-end Ryzen 7000X3D processors leading the charge with the company’s revolutionary 3D V-Cache in chips that top out at an incredible 5.7 GHz. This now-proven tech should allow AMD to snatch the top spot in our list of best CPUs for gaming and our CPU benchmark hierarchy from Intel’s potent Raptor Lake when they arrive in February.
The new high-performance AMD chips come in 8-, 16- and 24-core flavors, significantly expanding the lineup of 3D V-Cache chips over the single Ryzen 7 5800X3D model that arrived with the first-gen chips. AMD claims explosive generational performance gains with these new chips, saying they will beat Intel’s fastest gaming chip by up to 24% in some games.
The high-performance X3D chips will come at a premium, but AMD also announced three new 65W Ryzen 7000 “non-X” models that span the Ryzen 5 to Ryzen 9 families, thus providing a new lower level of entry to the AM5 platform to address some of the pricing issues associated with the company’s new AM5 platform. These chips will arrive on January 10. AMD shared plenty of new details and benchmarks during its CES 2023 keynote; let’s dive in.