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AMD Unveils Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series: Up to 96 Cores, DDR5 RDIMMs, and PRO & HEDT CPUs

AMD has announced the release of the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series, bringing significant updates to their Threadripper processors. The new series offers up to 96 Zen 4 cores, requiring RDIMM memory for Threadripper platforms moving forward. This update caters to both high-end desktop (HEDT) enthusiasts and professionals.

Compared to the previous Threadripper PRO 5000 series processors, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series is a substantial upgrade. While the previous series topped out at 64 cores and 128 threads, the new series allows for up to 96 cores and 192 threads, matching the core counts found in AMD’s EPYC Genoa processors. The Zen 4 Threadripper processors can clock up to 5.3GHz, offer up to 384MB of cache, and include features like AVX-512 and 128 PCIe 5.0 lanes.

The Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series parts can reach up to 350 Watts. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series processors are in a league of their own at the top-end. Intel currently does not have any Core i9 Extreme Edition processors, and their much-delayed Intel Xeon W-3400 series only goes up to 56 cores. Even if one were to consider the Xeon Scalable “Sapphire Rapids,” there is still a core count limitation. The Threadripper 7000 series processors are expected to provide an interesting battle against the Xeon Scalable processors, especially the Xeon Max.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series is divided into separate platforms for PRO and HEDT. The Threadripper PRO platform, with the WRX90 chipset, offers PRO manageability features, 8-channel memory support, 148 PCIe lanes, and support for Threadripper PRO processors. In the HEDT space, there is the TRX50 chipset, which lacks PRO management features, supports only four-channel memory, has 92 PCIe lanes, and is compatible with both PRO and HEDT Threadripper processors.

The Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series (non-PRO) includes processors with up to 64 cores. The Threadripper 7980X, with a 350 Watt TDP and a maximum turbo boost of 5.1GHz, leads the non-PRO line-up. Other options include the 24-core Threadripper 7960 and the 32-core Threadripper 7970X.

Source: Phoronix.