AMD will launch the Threadripper 7000 in 2023, they will use Zen 4

The launch of the Threadripper 5000 processors took place just a few months ago, but we already have information about their successors, the Threadripper 7000. AMD has confirmed that this new generation will be based on the Zen 4 architecture, which means that they will be manufactured in the TSMC’s 5nm node, and that they will bring all the improvements that we will see in the Ryzen 7000.

Among the most important improvements that we can expect in the Threadripper 7000 are an increase in the CPI that could be up to 10%an increase in the maximum working frequencies, which should translate into a significant performance improvement with tasks that do not saturate the CPU beyond 50%, a level where the turbo mode is usually kept quite high, and also the memory support DDR5 and compatibility with the PCIe Gen5 standard.

Regarding the configuration of cores and threads, the latest information indicates that the Threadripper 7000 they would be equipped with up to 96 cores and 192 threads, the same amount that we will see in the most powerful EPYC Genoa processors. There is also talk of a maximum frequency of up to 5 GHz, but neither this nor the maximum core count has been officially confirmed by AMD, so we have to take this information with caution and wait for official data.

The launch of the Threadripper 7000 will take place sometime in 2023, probably in the second half of that year, and from what we can see in the roadmap that AMD has shared there will not be a version of these CPUs equipped with 3D stacked L3 cache. We will also not see versions based on the Zen 4c architecture, and it is understandable since the Threadripper 7000 will be aimed at the HEDT sector, while the Zen 4c architecture will be used in EPYC CPUs specialized in data centers and servers dedicated mainly to the cloud.

Personally I am clear that the jump to the 5nm node would give AMD everything it needs to extend the maximum core and thread count of the Threadripper 7000, but that doesn’t mean it will, or should. Going from the current maximum of 64 cores and 128 threads to 96 cores and 192 threads would be a massive increase in multithread performance, but it would leave the Threadripper 7000 too close to the EPYC Genoa, and would force AMD to spend more wafers to this line of CPUs, something that would not be as profitable as allocating them to its EPYC series.

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