AMD Ryzen 7900X3D And 7800X3D Zen 4 CPUs With 3D V-Cache May Launch Sooner Than You Think
So, what about that Raphael-X thing? Folks who buy servers probably already know—"Milan-X" is the name of AMD's EPYC Milan processors when they get fat stacks of 3D V-Cache applied, tripling the L3 cache per CCD. We've never heard anyone say "Vermeer-X" to refer to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, but that's essentially what it is. So saying, "Raphael-X" is Raphael with 3D V-cache.
According to Greymon55, the plus-cache models of Raphael are coming two months after the regular models. If we go along with his earlier prediction that the Ryzen 7000 processors would launch in September, then we're looking at November for Raphael-X.
It will be fascinating to see if the faster DDR5 memory on Socket AM5 waters down the impact of 3D V-cache somewhat on Raphael. I jumped on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D as soon as it was available, and haven't regretted the decision for a second. Hopefully, Raphael-X is just as impressive.