About a month and a half ago we told you that the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 were going to stop being exclusive to the OEM market, although that loss of exclusivity was going to be divided into two phases. The first would mean its arrival in the SYI sector (system integrators), and the second phase involved its launch in the DIY market, which means that it would finally be possible to buy these processors. in an independent way.
We did not have, however, a specific date, so we could only wait for AMD to decide to execute that second phase, something that has finally happened. Altogether, AMD has launched three processors from the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 series to the OEM market. This means that two other models are still pending launch, which are precisely the least powerful and cheapest. It is curious, everything is said.
In order to use the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 we need a compatible motherboard, and this must have the AMD WEX80 chipset and with the SWRX socket. There are quite a few motherboards available from manufacturers like MSI, ASUS, and ASRock, so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting your hands on one, at least in theory. As for the available Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 processors, these are the models that have reached the market and their prices:
- Threadripper PRO 5995 WX: With 64 cores and 128 threads at 2.7 GHz-4.5 GHz. TDP of 280 watts. Its price is $6,499.
- Threadripper PRO 5975 WX: with 32 cores and 64 threads at 3.6 GHz-4.5 GHz. TDP of 280 watts. It has a price of $3,299.
- Threadripper PRO 5965 WX: with 24 cores and 48 threads at 3.8 GHz-4.5 GHz. TDP of 280 watts. Cost $2,399.
The prices are very curious, since they throw an average cost of $100 per core. In terms of performance, the Threadripper PRO 5995 WX is capable of breaking the 100,000 point barrier in the Cinebench R23 multi-thread test, although such a result was made possible by resorting to extreme overclocking, something that is obviously not sustainable in a normal working environment. .
We imagine that the two missing models, the 16-core, 32-thread Threadripper PRO 5955WX and the 12-core, 24-thread Threadripper PRO 5945WX, will hit the DIY market soon. Sticking with the prices we’ve seen on the top models, these two could cost $1,599 and $1,199, respectively, as long as that cost ratio of nearly $100 per core is maintained.