The Zen 3 architecture version for HEDT has not yet been released, but its appearance should not be very far in time, since the performance of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5975WX has been measured through Geekbench 5. What is the performance and therefore the power that the next AMD HEDT CPUs will give?
It has been more than a year since the Ryzen 5000 desktop processors based on Zen 3 architecture were released and we have not yet been able to see their version for workstations, as the Threadripper that are currently on the market are still based on Zen 2. Although the wait could soon come to an end thanks to the appearance of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5975WX.
This is how the AMD Threadripper PRO 5975WX performs
The first thing we have to highlight are the specifications of the new AMD HEDT CPU based on Zen 3, and that is that we are facing a configuration of 32 cores and 64 threads of execution, so we are talking about four CCD Chiplets around the IOD, which is confirmed by the four L3 cache partitions, one for each chip. As for the base clock speed of each core, it is 3.6 GHz, but the benchmark does not indicate any Boost speed.
Regarding the performance of the AMD Threadripper PRO 5975WX in the test centered for a single core it is 1,686 points, at the same level per core as the desktop AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with which it shares architecture. With respect to the previous generation of these processors for workstations, we are talking about a jump from the 1,270 points and therefore of a performance with a 33% additional, which is a considerable leap.
Although where this 5975WX processor has surprised us is in the performance in the Geekbench 5 multi-core test. As can be seen in the graph above these lines, the CPU we are talking about in this news reaches the 27,603 points, while the 3990X gets 24,271 points an 11% increase in performance, but the first has 32 cores while the second has 64, so the jump is spectacular.
Late, but unopposed
The lack of competition is often not good and the fact that Intel is absent from the HEDT market with a competitive performance CPU has allowed AMD to rest on its laurels and keep the 3000 series of its Threadripper still on the market when already They have updated the rest of their processor ranges to Zen 3.
We know that Intel will release a version of its Sapphire Rapids for HEDT the following year and we have known about the existence of the processor for months, but the appearance of the 5975WX in Geekbench 5 gives us hope about the near launch of these CPUs, which for us they are late despite a complete lack of opposition from Intel.
In any case, we do not expect it to come out this year and it is more than possible that we will see it presented at CES. How will AMD position it with the launch of the Ryzen 5000 with V-Cache as an alternative to the HEDT market?