For quite some time, AMD’s Ryzen processors have dominated both sales and performance rankings; This was the result of Intel resting on its laurels and allowing AMD to pass them on the right. However, now who is putting the batteries is Intel, so AMD has been forced to react quickly so as not to lose its hegemony … whether they will succeed or not depends on many factors, but these Threadripper 5000 can be a hit on the table if things go well for them.
Filtered AMD Threadripper 5000 CPUs with 64 cores
Starting with the details, we knew beforehand that AMD would introduce its next-gen Ryzen Threadripper and Threadripper Pro families based on the Zen 3 architecture under the codename Chagall. The first processors are expected to launch in November 2021, and the initial lineup would be made up of several chips with a high number of cores.
In the latest leak, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 line is confirmed as “AMD Family 19h 08h” processors and would have at least eight different models, five for workstations WRX80 and three for the HEDT platform TRX40. The workstation models will have 64, 32, 24, 16 and 12 cores, while the HEDT models will have 64, 32 and 24 core variants.
Interestingly, while the IOD in the HEDT variants is rated at 80W, each workstation chip has a different IOD power; the 64-core variant will be rated at 110 W IOD, 85 W for the 32-core model, 75 W for the 16-core model, and 62 W for the physical 12-core variant. The 64-core workstation model is rated 35 W higher than its HEDT variant, and that’s due to the fact that the workstation model will offer an 8-channel BMI and deliver up to 128 lanes PCIe 4.0 versus 64 for HEDT models.
In the following table, also part of the filtration, we can also see the die area and the comparison of the package size of the Threadripper desktop CPUs based on the Zen 2 and Zen 3 architecture:
The AMD Threadripper 5000 family will be divided into two segments, the Ryzen and Pro variants. The Ryzen Threadripper 5000 family will be aimed at the HEDT and Prosumer market; the initial alignment is said to present the model 5990X, the flagship with 64 cores, 128 threads and 256 MB of L3 cache, with 64 lanes of PCIe 4.0 and with interface of memory DDR4 to 3,200 MHz of four channels.
The launch of this family of processors is expected in November 2021, pushing Threadripper into the fourth quarter of this year instead of the third quarter as rumored. It is also said that the price will be higher than what we saw in the Zen 2 CPU line, something to be expected seeing how the price of the Ryzen 5000 desktop processors compares and the previous Ryzen 3000 processors. It is possible that AMD may launch some models loose beforehand and save your flagship for later, just as you did with the Threadripper 3990X at the time.
Moving on to workstation processors, we have AMD CPUs Threadripper Pro 5000 that will include the model 5995WX as a flagship. This model will also have 64 cores and 128 threads, but will have support for 8-channel DDR4 RAM instead of 4 and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes instead of 64.
The release of these processors is expected a little later, probably January 2022, but we must also remember that the existing Pro chips have only been available through OEMs and did not receive a retail release for several months, so this The same could also happen for this new generation of CPUs.