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AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper 7000 & Threadripper PRO 7000 WX Series CPUs

by Low Boon ShenOctober 19, 2023
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AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper 7000 & Threadripper PRO 7000 WX Series CPUs

AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper 7000 & Threadripper PRO 7000 WX Series CPUs

Today, AMD has announced its workstation processors that not only includes the Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-series CPUs, but also after many years – the return of the Ryzen Threadripper since its absence in the Zen 3-powered 5000 series lineup.

Given that Threadrippers has historically shared similar lineage as the company’s datacenter EPYC processors, you can expect up models up to 96 cores, in the form of Threadripper PRO 7995WX, on offer here. On the workstation side, a total of six models will be available, consists of 12-core (7945WX), 16-core (7955WX), 24-core (7965WX), 32-core (7975WX), 64-core (7985WX) and finally the 96-core CPU (7995WX).

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All models features 350W TDP, with clockspeeds up to 5.3GHz on lower core-count models (5.1GHz for 64/96-core variant). They support 8-channel DDR5 (down from 12-channel on EPYC), 144 usable PCIe lanes (with 128 of them PCIe 5.0), and PRO management features. AMD says these chips come unlocked out-of-the-box – though OEM-supplied systems may lock them through their respective BIOSes.

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Performance figures are naturally staggering to look at: AMD claims its 96-core 7995WX can achieve up to 38% more performance on lightly-thread workloads such as AutoCAD, and on the heavily-multithreaded workloads such as V-Ray, the 56-core Intel Xeon w9-3495X – Intel’s current best in its workstation lineup – gets demolished with a huge +123% lead for the Threadripper.

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On the HEDT side, there will be three models available at launch: the 24-core TR 7960X, 32-core TR 7970X and the 64-core TR 7980X. They share the same performance characteristics as the WX-series counterparts, though these chips will be slightly nerfed as usual, with a maximum of quad-channel DDR5, 88 lanes of usable PCIe lanes (including 48 lanes of PCIe 5.0), and the lack of PRO management features.

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What if you decided that you need all the multithread performance you can get from the 7995WX, but in a HEDT motherboard instead? Good news: you can do that. This time around, HEDT and workstation motherboards are no longer split apart in terms of socket specification, like the sTRX4 and sWRX8 of old – and instead, both will use the same sTR5 socket.

AMD also pointed out that since both the workstation and HEDT motherboards – WRX90 and TRX50 respectively – shares the same chipset, TRX50 motherboards can accept all Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-series CPUs. (WRX90 will only accept Threadripper PRO CPUs only, however.) Just one small catch: same restrictions, such as quad-channel DDR5, applies.

That means, both the HEDT and full-blown workstation variants of Threadripper 7000 will be available in boxed package, though only the HEDT pricing has been announced today. They are: $1,499 for TR 7960X, $2,499 for TR 7970X and $4,999 for TR 7980X. All models will be available starting November 21st, 2023, 9AM ET (9PM Malaysian time).

Pokdepinion: Good to see HEDT models are back. How fast can it crush through Cinebench this time around?

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