With AM5 firmly entrenched, it seems odd for AMD to consider launching a new processor for the now defunct AM4 platform – but VideoCardz reports that AMD is readying the Ryzen 5 5600X3D, a 6 core, 12 thread unit based on the same “Vermeer” platform as the 5800X3D.
While it may seem an odd business decision, this could make sense in being able to sell slightly faulty 5800X3D inventory – where one or two cores are substandard. We’ve seen this many times in the past, most famously in the Phenom II days – although this reasoning is entirely speculation on my part.
The Ryzen 5 5600X3D is set to have the same last-level cache config as it’s bigger sibling – being 96MB, made up of 32MB of L3 cache and 64MB of X3D cache. It is however missing 1MB of L2 cache. Clocks are spec’d at 3.3GHz base, 4.4GHz boost, and as mentioned above, the processor will be a 6 core, 12 thread unit.
At this time, wattage is unknown. RRP is also unknown, but the Ryzen 7 5800X3D currently retailing around US$289, gives some hope for a sub $225-250 part.