AMD Posted an Incorrect Launch Date for Ryzen 7000X 3D Desktop CPUs; RX 7900XTX GPU Overheating Due to Faulty Vapour Chambers

PC Gamers can rejoice as there is a new top of the line chip from AMD that they can look forward to. The chip is none other than the Ryzen 7000 X3D series of gaming processors, which sports the Zen 4 CPU along with V-cache technology.

AMD says there is no confirmed launch date for the Ryzen 7000 X3D

As spotted by Overclock3d, it looks like a love letter from AMD to the gamers as the release date for this processor was set for 14 February, 2023. The updated release date was found on AMD’s website.

However, shortly after, AMD gave us the following statement about the Ryzen 7000 X3D’s release date:

“As you know, today AMD.com briefly published a launch date for the Ryzen7000X3D Series Desktop processors, however, that date is incorrect. We have not confirmed a launch date at this time. We will provide updates on the expected availability of these processors at a future date.”

These are the following chips that will be released through the Ryzen 7000 X3D series; Ryzen 7 7800X3D that comes with 8 cores, the Ryzen 9 7900X3D that bumps it up to 12 cores, and the Ryzen 9 7950X3D which takes it a notch further with 16 cores.

Furthermore, through the V-cache technology, players will have more data on-chip, which in turn will speed up the workload. On top of that, the Zen 4’s V-Cache technology is much better than the Zen 3’s, making it an even more significant improvement for gamers.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX overheating caused by faulty vapour chambers

Earlier, we learned that AMD had confessed to some Radeon RX 7900 XTX chips experiencing overheating due to some issue in the Thermal Solution for the chip. The specific issue was not detailed by AMD.

Now, as spotted by PC Gamer, Scott Herkelman from AMD has addressed the issues through a video with PCWorld. Firstly, he stated that this issue was only faced by 7900 XTX boards, and the ones that had ‘Made by AMD’ on them.

Then he said that the first thing they looked into was whether there were safety concerns, which there weren’t. Then the next thing they saw was performance issues and observed that hitting 110 degrees in certain workloads would cause a “small performance delta”.

Lastly, he came up with the root cause of the issue. He stated that it was a “small batch of vapor chambers that don’t have enough water. It’s a very small percentage. Fortunately, people that bought the chip from AMD.com can rest easy if they have received a faulty board, as they can just replace it with a new one by calling the tech support.

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