- AMD released the Ryzen 7 5700X3D CPU as an affordable upgrade for AM4 motherboard users, featuring 96MB of L3 cache for enhanced gaming performance.
- The Ryzen 7 5700X3D has a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz, boosted up to 4.1 GHz, making it slightly less powerful than its predecessor, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
- Despite being considered a “dead-end” platform, AMD developed the Ryzen 7 5700X3D for the AM4 socket, which has the same power draw and compatibility as the 5800X3D.
Committed to bringing more options to AM4 motherboard users, AMD released the Ryzen 7 5700X3D CPU for PC builders looking for an affordable upgrade. Much like other AMD CPUs with the “X3D” suffix, the Ryzen 7 5700X3D makes use of 96MB of L3 cache to enhance gaming performance despite lower clock speeds on the surface.
In November 2023, the specs for the Ryzen 7 5700X3D were leaked on social media. With a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and a boosted clock speed of up to 4.1 GHz, the latest AM4 socket CPU from AMD is considered a slightly underpowered version of its predecessor, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. The Ryzen 7 5700X3D has 8 cores and 16 threads, and the same 105W power draw as the 5800X3D, which should make slotting it into an existing build slightly easier for PC builders. Despite the AM4 socket being considered a “dead-end” platform, AMD decided to go against conventions and develop more CPUs for it.
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According to AMD, the Ryzen 7 5700X3D is now available globally, with a starting MSRP of $249 at the time of writing. This makes it $200 cheaper than the MSRP that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D had upon its 2022 release. Since then, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has hovered around the $300 price point, which has decreased the price gap to $50. While AMD is focused on further enhancing the AM5 platform, the 5700X3D still has access to PCIe 4.0 technology, which is used by both graphics cards and NVMe solid-state drives and is compatible with DDR4 RAM kits. The arrival of the Ryzen 7 5700X3D comes just weeks after AMD launched more Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards, including the Radeon RX 7600 XT, which features 16GB of GDDR5 video memory.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X3D Specifications
- Starting MSRP of $249 (Available at multiple retailers including Amazon and Newegg)
- AMD 3D V-Cache Technology (96MB L3 Cache)
- 8-core, 16-thread Desktop CPU (AM4 Socket)
- Compatible with PCIe 4.0 peripherals and DDR4 RAM
- Does not include a bundled cooler
When paired with a compatible Radeon RX GPU, the Ryzen 7 5700X3D can utilize AMD’s SmartAccess Memory, which functions similarly to Resizable BAR and can offload some of the CPU’s load onto the GPU in certain games and applications. But, despite all its impressive technical features, the AMD Ryzen 7 5700X3D does not come bundled with a cooler. PC builders looking to use the latest Ryzen CPU will have to purchase an aftermarket tower air cooler or AIO liquid cooler to keep the Ryzen 7 5700X3D sufficiently cooled.
With an affordable starting price, the Ryzen 7 5700X3D may be one of the best budget-friendly CPUs for PC builders to consider. Only time will tell how the market will respond.
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The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D launched just over a year ago and still holds its own against AMD’s and Intel’s best-in-class CPUs when it comes to gaming. That alone speaks volumes about the PC gaming heavyweight processor that has simply refused to die versus subsequent iterations of Intel CPUs.
- AMD AM4
- L3 Cache
- Base Clock
- Boost Clock