At an event for financial analysts, AMD confirmed plans to release high performance desktop (HEDT) Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processors.These chips will hit the market in 2023 and will be based on the Zen 4 architecture.Image source: AMDThe Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processors will be able to offer up to 96 physical cores with support for up to 192 virtual threads.They will be manufactured using TSMC's 5nm process and will replace the current Chagall series of chips (Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000WX), which are used in high-performance workstations.Since the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 will have the same number of cores as the EPYC Genoa server processors, they will likely use the same chips, but with some blocks disabled. The Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series of processors will use the new CPU socket.No details are available yet, but according to rumors, it will be called Socket TR5 or SP5r2.The current TR4 socket has been used by all generations of Threadripper, on Zen, Zen 2 and Zen 3 architectures.It is very likely that the new platform expects the same long support from AMD.By all appearances, Ryzen Threadripper 7000 will have a large footprint, as you can see by looking at the image of their packaging.Whether the company plans to release versions of processors on Zen 4C cores or models with support for 3D V-Cache cache expansion technology - is not known yet.AMD roadmap does not include them, but the company indicates that plans may still change.
AMD announces pricing for Threadripper Pro 3000 processor: flagship 64-core chip will fetch $5500
AMD recently announced that its high-performance Threadripper Pro HEDT processors, exclusively sold for a year only in Lenovo ThinkStation P620 workstations, will retail as separate offerings. They are expected to be available by March 2021. Meanwhile, AMD has announced their official recommended prices.
To recap, the Threadripper Pro 3000 series chips exist within the sWRX8 platform, which features support for eight-channel DDR4 memory (both conventional UDIMM and RDIMM and LRDIMM modules) and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes respectively instead of four memory channels and 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes in conventional Threadripper. The extended memory and PCIe 4.0 controller capabilities are due to the Threadripper Pro's use of a full-featured I/O chiplet from the EPYC (Rome generation) processors.
The manufacturer recommends a price of $5489 for the flagship 64-core and 128-thread Threadripper Pro 3995WX model, $2749 for the 32-core and 64-thread Threadripper Pro 3975WX & ; and $1149 for the 16-core and 32-thread Threadripper Pro 3955WX. According to Tom’s Hardware resource, the chips have already started appearing in the database of various retailers, but at higher prices. For example, Compusource shop has priced the first one at $6086, the second & ; at $3043, and the third & ; at $1253.
So the 64-core Threadripper Pro is priced around $2100 more than the 64-core Threadripper 3990X in retail terms, while the 32-core model is $1000 more expensive than the 32-core Threadripper 3970X. There are no 16-core CPUs in the regular Threadripper series, so the Threadripper Pro 3955WX can only be compared to the flagship consumer 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X. The former costs $454 more than the latter, but offers support for four times as many memory channels and 108 more PCIe 4.0 lanes. True, you'll have to buy a special motherboard for it. Some manufacturers, including ASUS and Gigabyte have already introduced them. It's worth noting that these prices are much lower than those announced by Lenovo in case of platform change and regular Threadripper to the new Threadripper Pro. For example, Lenovo is asking $7000 when switching from the 12-core Threadripper 3945WX to the new 64-core Threadripper Pro 3995WX.
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