The release of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D is getting closer. In preparation for listing, Gigabyte Released a new BIOS for its 500 and 400 series AM4 motherboards.
According to a tweet from @KOMACHI_ENSAKAthe new BIOS contains AMD’s AGESA ComboV2 PI 184.108.40.206B microcode covering Gigabyte’s X570, B550, A520, X470 and B450 product families.
While not explicitly stated, the BIOS changelogs for several models we looked at included support for “new CPUs coming soon.” It’s almost certainly the 5800X3D. Other motherboard manufacturers will surely come out with their own BIOS versions.
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is an exciting CPU as it is the first to include an additional 64MB of vertically stacked cache. This will give it a total of 96MB of L3 cache. It will include 8 cores and 16 threads. Its base clock will be set to 3.4GHz, with a boost clock of 4.5GHz. That’s lower than the 4.7GHz of the regular Ryzen 7 5800X. The TDP remains the same at 105W.
[GIGABYTE] X570/B550/A520/X470/B450 Beta BIOS update (2/27/2022).1.Update AMD AGESA ComboV2 PI 220.127.116.11B for upcoming new CPU support.2.Reappear Vermeer’s Max CPU Boost Clock Override option.February 27, 2022
AMD lowered the clocks slightly to fit in the 105W TDP range, but that means if you have good cooling and a motherboard with a decent VRM, there’s a good chance the 5800X3D has good overclocking headroom.
AMD claims that the 5800X3D can deliver 15% higher gaming performance than the base 5800X. Although this may be limited to games that are sensitive to large, low-latency caches. It could also end up being a low-capacity CPU.
Will the lower clock speed seriously hurt it? Or is the extra cache enough to offset it across various workloads? If we get it into our testbed sometime in the spring, we’ll have to wait and see how it performs.