People have stopped bothering to argue with you on this since you are making up straw-man arguments. In your mind, AMD is giving up on single thread performance if they don’t or can’t release a 288 MB L3 cache variant for the consumer market? No one said or implied that other than you. I personally think they will do fine with 96 MB. A larger cache variant Ryzen part would break market segmentation and doesn’t have any place in the stack. What would it be priced at vs. threadripper 5000 parts that could have high cache per core size without X3D?
Anyway, it likely isn’t relevant since the more than 1 layer device probably isn’t going to be available in the same time frame. I know people trying to get Milan processors at the moment and they can’t get them. This is very bad in the server market when a company specs a machine, gets evaluation machines, and then can’t actually get the parts to build the production machines. Perhaps covid is to blame for the delays; I don’t know. Threadripper 5000 isn’t going to be available until AMD can mostly satisfy Milan demand. Current rumors say threadripper 5000 availability will not be until November now. Milan-X3D (presumably 4+ layer devices) is rumored to not be available until sometime in 2022.
So, I guess from what you seem to believe, AMD is just completely SOL, since they are probably only going to have 96 MB L3 parts in the consumer market at the end of the year.
It has happened frequently that people in forums try to build up unreasonable expectations for upcoming AMD parts. I don’t know if this is just fanboyism or an attempt to make truly incredible AMD releases seem more like a disappointment. I am wondering which category you fall into.