AMD introduced new high-performance desktop HEDT processors Ryzen Threadripper 7000 as well as Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 models designed for professional workstations. All new products use Zen 4 architecture.
Designed for workstations, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 series includes six chip models with 12 to 96 cores and support for 24 to 192 virtual threads. These processors received 76 to 384 MB of L3 cache.
The new products offer base frequencies from 2.5 to 4.7 GHz and maximum frequencies from 5.1 to 5.3 GHz. AMD claims a power consumption of 350W for these processors, which is 70W more than the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 models.
The flagship of the series is the 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX with support for 192 virtual threads, operating in the frequency range of 2.5 to 5.1 GHz. AMD notes that the new product offers up to 223% faster rendering performance in V-Ray than the competing Intel flagship. The company also claims a reduction in per-core power consumption of up to 73% and says its new products are 2.2 times better than Intel chips in terms of performance and power consumption.
The Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 chips achieve a 13 percent increase in IPC compared to the previous generation Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 models and also offer a 17 percent increase in per-core clock speed.
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 processors are designed for use with the new WRX90 platform. It claims support for eight-channel DDR5-5200 RAM with a total capacity of up to 2TB, support for 148 (144 available) PCIe lanes, of which up to 128 belong to the PCIe 5.0 standard, support for overclocking processors, RAM, and additional features to remotely manage and improve security. The manufacturer did not provide any information about the cost of the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 processors.
The Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processor series for desktop systems includes only three models: the Threadripper 7960X priced at $1,499, the Threadripper 7970X priced at $2,499, and the Threadripper 7980X priced at $4,999. The former offers 24 cores with support for 49 virtual threads and operates in the frequency range of 4.2 to 5.3 GHz. The second has 32 cores with support for 64 virtual threads and operates at frequencies from 4.0 to 5.3 GHz.
The flagship model Threadripper 7980X has 64 cores with support for 128 virtual threads and operates in the frequency range of 3.2 to 5.1 GHz. These processors have a stated TDP of 350W. The Threadripper 7960X and Threadripper 7970X models each received 128MB of L3 cache. The older Threadripper 7980X model has a declared third-level cache of 256 MB. Like the PRO models, desktop versions of the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 also support additional CPU and RAM overclocking.
For the Ryzen Threadripper 7000, the company proposes using the TRX50 platform, which, by the way, is compatible with the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 models, as both platforms are equipped with sTR5 processor sockets. However, for the TRX50 platform, support is declared for four-channel DDR5-5200 RAM with a total capacity of up to 1 TB and 92 PCIe lanes (88 available), of which 48 are PCIe 5.0 standards and 32 lanes are PCIe 4.0 standard .
According to AMD, the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 HEDT processors offer up to 94% faster performance than the flagship Intel Xeon w9-3495X and up to 46% faster than the previous generation Threadripper PRO 5995WX for workstations.
Both series of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processors will go on sale on November 21st. They will be available not only as part of pre-built builds and workstations from various OEMs, but also as standalone products.