AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X3D Available for Pre-Order in Europe

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A French retailer has started to take pre-orders for AMD’s top-of-the-range Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor with 3D V-Cache, reports VideoCardz. The CPU listing is for €800 ($720 without VAT), higher than the official MSRP. Of course this is prior to the retail launch, which is set for February 28, so it's not too shocking to see some profiteering over what will presumably be a higher demand, limited quantity part for the initial rollout.

Rue Du Commerce currently sells AMD's 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X processor without 3D V-Cache, but with overclocking support, for €715, so it's logical that the more powerful Ryzen 9 7950X3D with 3D V-Cache is also more expensive. Meanwhile, the retailer says that it will ship the CPU on March 16, 2023, which is a bit later than AMD's official launch date of its new Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs.

AMD intends to release three Ryzen 7000 X3D-series processors based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture and enhanced with an additional 64MB of L3 3D V-Cache: the eight-core Ryzen 7 7800X3D with 104MB of L2+L3 cache, 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X3D with 140MB of L2+L3 cache, and 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X3D with 144MB of L2+L3 cache. US MSRPs have been set at $449, $599, and $699, respectively.

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Header Cell - Column 0 Price (MSRP / Retail)Cores / ThreadsBase / Boost Clock (GHz)Cache (L2/L3)TDP / Max
Ryzen 9 7950X3D$699 / ?16 / 324.2 / 5.7144MB (16+128)120W / 162W
Ryzen 9 7950X$599 / $58916 / 324.5 / 5.780MB (16+64)170W / 230W
Ryzen 9 7900X3D$599 / ?12 / 244.4 / 5.6140MB (12+128)120W / 162W
Ryzen 9 7900X$449 / $42012 / 244.7 / 5.676MB (12+64)170W / 230W
Ryzen 9 7900$429 / $42912 / 243.7 / 5.476MB (12+64)65W / 88W
Ryzen 7 7800X3D$549 / ?8 /16 4.2 / 5.0104MB (8+96)120W / 162W
Ryzen 7 5800X3D$349 / $3198 /163.4 / 4.5104MB (8+96)105W / 142W
Ryzen 7 7700X$349 / $3418 / 164.5 / 5.440MB (8+32)105W / 142W
Ryzen 7 7700$329 / $3298 / 163.8 / 5.340MB (8+32)65W / 88W
Ryzen 5 7600X$249 / $2436 / 124.7 / 5.338MB (6+32)105W / 142W
Ryzen 5 7600$229 / $2296 / 123.8 / 5.138MB (6+32)65W / 88W

The company will position these CPUs as its best CPUs for gaming, as the additional cache should significantly increase performance in workloads that depend on memory bandwidth and single-thread performance. That includes gaming, or at least some games — AMD will have a whitelist of which games should run on the CCD with extra cache vs. the CCD without the extra cache but with higher clocks.

Unfortunately, extra 3D V-Cache limits overclockability of AMD's Ryzen CPUs, so X3D processors will come with locked multiplier and users will only be able to overclock the memory of these units. PBO will still be available, however, as will undervolting, so it should still be possible to eke out slightly higher performance.

AMD will sell its Ryzen 7 7800X3D for $449 but it won't be available until April. The Ryzen 9 7900X3D will be available at a recommended price of $599, whereas the range-topping Ryzen 9 7950X3D will cost $699. Whether street prices will be higher remains to be seen.

Anton Shilov
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Anton Shilov is a contributing writer at Tom’s Hardware. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • PlaneInTheSky
  • helper800
    PlaneInTheSky said:
    People paid similar prices for most all X950 processors, why would it be any different for the X3D parts? They are bound to be in hot competition with Intel's latest and greatest for a bit more or less depending on what they are being compared to.
  • TerryLaze
    Also european prices include sales tax so it will be a bit cheaper for the usa, but don't expect this cpu to be cheap.
  • thisisaname
    Pre-Ordering is for fools!
  • bolweval
    I wish her the best of luck!

    I love you, but im not IN love with you...
  • sygreenblum
    I think they need to check their math on that one. 1 euro = 1.07 US dollars and US sales tax is never added into the advertised price. Not sure how 800 euros equals $720. Did the math several different ways and never came up with 720,
  • Lilykit
    People should really learn how to read European prices ( or even non US prices as most countries do the same as the EU.)

    That's 800 euro including VAT which is 20% in France. The euro is about 1.07 usd so that leads to:

    800/1.2*1.07=713 usd which isn't far from the 699 usd stated.
    Not that much of a tax and tbh it would probably be the msrp including tax across the EU ( even though different countries have different vat rates) because of the round number
  • AgentBirdnest
    sygreenblum said:
    I think they need to check their math on that one. 1 euro = 1.07 US dollars and US sales tax is never added into the advertised price. Not sure how 800 euros equals $720. Did the math several different ways and never came up with 720,
    Because when you buy 9 spatulas, you get the 10th one for just one penny!
  • Maebius
    This looks like a funny site (pricing-wise) so I'm not sure why you bother posting about it.
    Is it considered a good place to buy from in France?

    For example, it sells the 7700x for 447euros and you can easily get it for 350ish, but then again, the new ryzens haven't been moving much.
  • geogan
    PlaneInTheSky said:

    Spoiled American... maybe you don't understand just how much rest of world pays for things... my October 2020 order from UK site...

    AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4GHz 16 Core (Socket AM4) CPU
    DPD Euro Zone 1

    Order Total (inc VAT)

    That is
    934.44 Euro / $1,000.46