In context: AMD already offers the Zen 4-based Ryzen 7045 'Dragon Range' CPUs for high-end laptops, but the company is now believed to be working on Ryzen 7000HX3D laptop processors with 3D V-Cache technology. While not much was known about the lineup until now, a massive leak this week seemingly revealed the specifications of at least one of the SKUs in the lineup.

According to a Weibo post by tipster 'Hardware Tea Talk' (via HXL/Twitter), the upcoming chip will have 16 Zen 4 cores and 32 threads with support for PBO overclocking. It is also said to ship with 128 MB of L3 3D V-Cache in dual-CCD configuration. In comparison, the standard Ryzen 9 7945HX comes with only 64MB of L3 cache, although the rest of the specs remain the same.

Neither tipster revealed anything further about the upcoming chip, but another Twitter user spotted an online listing of an Asus laptop powered by a different CPU from the same family, revealing some key details. According to the tweet by @Olrak29_, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 'G733PYV-LL045W' gaming laptop is listed on Australian retailer Computer Alliance and will be powered by the Ryzen 9 7945HX3D.

The chip is said to have a max clock speed of up to 5.4GHz and a configurable TDP between 55W and 75W. As for the laptop, it promises to be a gaming beast, thanks to an RTX 4090 GPU, 32 GB of DDR5 memory, a 2TB SSD, a 90Wh battery, and a 17.3-inch 240Hz IPS display. It is priced at A$5,599 (US$3,788 approx.), meaning it will be a niche product meant for a select few.

However, if the information is accurate, we could see more SKUs from the 7000HX3D family, including 12-core and 8-core options like the Ryzen 7 7745HX3D and the Ryzen 9 7845HX3D. Should that happen, there could be more affordable laptops powered by 3D V-Cache Dragon Range chips in the foreseeable future.

For now, there's no word on when AMD will officially take the wraps off the Ryzen 7000HX3D series, but given that the leaks have started circulating already, it might not be long before these are available in the market. That said, while the twin leaks suggest that AMD is finally set to bring its 3D V-Cache technology to laptops, we're dealing with unconfirmed information here, so take it with a grain of salt.