Lemme Take A Peek At Those Chiplets
While we still have to wait a bit to benchmark the newly announced Ryzen 7000X3D series of chips, we did learn a fair amount about them. The FPS Review gathered much of what we’ve learned into a preview article which you can see here. As we don’t have the full technical specifications as of yet, it is a little short but does reflect what they learned when talking with Scott Stankard, AMD’s Director of Product Management for AMD Clients.
As was announced, the chips contain two CCDs with eight cores each, only one of which contains 3D cache, hence the 8 + 8X3D configuration you may have heard mentioned. In theory this means that both Windows 10 and Windows 11 should be able to discern the difference between the two CCDs so that most games will default to using the X3D CCD while lightly threaded applications will be on the the non-X3D CCD.
This design also means that the boost clock of the CCD with the 3D cache will be slightly lower than the other, and no you will not be able overclock it to match the other core. The chips are not designed with that in mind and even if someone manages to find a workaround, it will likely cause stability issues.
If you’d like to know more, check out the link above.