AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 5800X3D may end up being a limited edition

During its CES 2022 presentation, AMD revealed plans to release its Ryzen 7 5800X3D to better counter Intel’s powerful 12th Gen CPUs, especially the stellar gaming performance offered by the 12900K. Ahead of disclosure, we expect AMD to release 3D versions of its 5900X and 5950X processors. AMD did show a 5900X prototype before, but according to digital age, manufacturing constraints may be the reason we’re only seeing the 5800X3D right now.

Digitimes sources said that TSMC’s 3D SoIC technology is not yet in mass production, and that enterprise chips are prioritizing very little capacity. However, TSMC is building a new advanced packaging plant in Chun’an, Taiwan, which is expected to start production later this year, but it may not be fast enough for mass production of the 5800X3D before the Zen 4 launch later this year.