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AMD “Storm Peak” Threadripper 7000 Support Added in CPU-Z

AMD “Storm Peak” Threadripper 7000 Support Added in CPU-Z

by Low Boon ShenMarch 6, 2023
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AMD “Storm Peak” Threadripper 7000 Support Added in CPU-Z

The Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series, the latest Threadripper for HEDTs (high-end desktop) instead of workstation systems, will finally see its true successor.

AMD "Storm Peak" Threadripper 7000 Support Added in CPU-Z

Since Intel launched their latest Sapphire Rapids-based Xeon W series CPUs dedicated for HEDT systems, AMD has been busy working behind closed doors to give Team Blue a proper response. The Zen 4-based HEDT CPUs may feature beyond 64 cores (concurrent generation EPYC ‘Genoa’ max out at 96 cores), and supports PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 as well.

CPU-Z 2.05 update (March 01st, 2023):

  • Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids platform.
  • Preliminary support for AMD Storm Peak platform.
  • Zhaoxin KX-6000G/4 CPU.

One of the pain points of Threadripper platforms is the CPU socket. Despite AMD’s relatively stable cadence of socket updates in their desktop Ryzen platforms, the HEDT has seen many changes to the socket (sometimes inoperable between workstation and HEDT variants of the same generation, such as sTRX4 and sWRX8). So it is no surprise that we’ll see yet another new socket for the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 models, although this time around there’s a lot more justification in that socket change, due to increased pin counts.

Rumors so far has pointed out that AMD may segment the high-core-count CPUs into two sections: HEDT and Workstations. The former will see some features cut down, including limited to quad-channel DDR5, but will gain overclocking support; whereas the workstation models will get 8-channel DDR5 and up to 128 lanes of PCIe 5.0 at disposal. Expect these models to launch in September this year, and announcements should come earlier on.

Source: Videocardz

Pokdepinion: Ryzen’s efficiency may continue to dominate Intel here, Team Blue hasn’t got the best of times in this segment for years now.

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