AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000-series hits retailers - up to 64 cores for $5489

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000-series hits retailers - up to 64 cores for $5489

AMD has announced the start of sales of its Ryzen Treadripper PRO 3000-series workstation processors. Previously, these chips could only be purchased as part of off-the-shelf workstations, but now they will be available in retail stores as a stand-alone product.

The manufacturer calls Ryzen Treadripper PRO the best processors for professional use. A total of three models will go on sale: the 64-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX, the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX and the 16-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX. Note that the youngest member of the series & ; the 12-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX & ; will not be available at retail.

All listed processors are designed for the sWRX8 platform, which features support for eight-channel DDR4 memory (both regular UDIMM, RDIMM and LRDIMM) and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes respectively instead of four memory channels and 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes in regular Ryzen Threadripper. Thus Ryzen Threadripper PRO is essentially a desktop version of the EPYC Rome server processors.

AMD recommends a price of $5489 for the flagship 64-core and 128-thread Threadripper Pro 3995WX, $2749 for the 32-core and 64-thread Threadripper Pro 3975WX & ; and $1149 for the 16-core and 32-thread Threadripper Pro 3955WX. We, on the other hand, only managed to find the new items at European retail for €5,499, €2,699 and €1,249 respectively.

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