Rumors about the preparation of the release of AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 series processors based on the Zen 4 architecture have been circulating for a long time. The appearance on sale of the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7985WX chip, or rather its technical sample, can be considered an indirect sign of their imminent release. Known leak source @YuuKi_AnS shared a photo of the new product, which is already available on the gray market.
The source published a photo of what is believed to be the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7985WX processor. The photo shows a chip in a matte orange frame for the SP6 processor socket. The new product has the identification number 100-000000454-30, which, as experts note, does not match any of the company’s previously announced or marketed products. This could indicate that AMD is working on developing a completely new chip that has no analogues in the current range.
According to unofficial data, the thermal design power (TDP) of the processor is 350 W, which is an important indicator of its energy efficiency and potential performance. It is assumed that the processor is equipped with 64 computing cores and can process up to 128 instruction threads simultaneously. This level of performance will significantly increase the performance of workstations equipped with the new chip. The fact that it is designed for socket SP6 suggests support for up to eight channels of DDR5 RAM. However, this does not guarantee that all products with a particular base will have the same characteristics.
The current line of AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000WX processors has already proven itself in the workstation sector, but the Zen 3 architecture can already be considered outdated. The new 7000WX processor series, codenamed Storm Peak, is said to offer users up to 96 Zen 4 cores and DDR5 memory support, as well as a PCIe 5.0 interface, and will work with the TRX50 platform. These features significantly exceed the current processor models used today in high-performance workstations from Dell, HP, Lenovo and others.
However, we must expect that the high cost of new products will make them inaccessible to a wide range of enthusiasts. Nevertheless, the new processors promise a significant breakthrough in the industry, offering advanced technologies and a large number of cores for the professional market segment.