The AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000, codenamed "Storm Peak," is scheduled to make its debut on October 19th, aligning with previous leaks hinting at a fall introduction for the next-gen Threadripper series. The upcoming launch is primarily aimed at Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and System Integrators (SI) who will incorporate both OEM and DIY motherboard designs utilizing the TRX50 chipset.
This chipset is expected to draw its roots from the EPYC 9004 "Genoa" series, serving as the foundation for Threadripper. In technical terms, this implies support for a maximum of 96 Zen4 cores, compatibility with 128 PCIe Gen5 lanes, and DDR5 memory.
Initial documents indicate that AMD expects the new series to deliver a 20% performance boost, driven by its 96 cores. This aligns with earlier leaks highlighting the capabilities of the 96-core Threadripper 7995WX. Additionally, the upcoming release is poised to set high-end desktop (HEDT) benchmarks, not only in core count but also in performance metrics, boasting a top clock speed of 5.1 GHz. To accommodate this surge in performance, the Thermal Design Power (TDP) for the Storm Peak platform has been increased from the previous 280W (seen in Zen3) to 350W.
|CPU NAME||CPU CORES||CPU THREAD||BASE CLOCK||BOOST CLOCK||L3 CACHE / PCIE LANES||TDP||MEMORY SUPPORT||PRICE (MSRP)||LAUNCH|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7995WX||96 Core||192 Thread||TBD||TBD||384 MB / 128 PCIe Gen 5||350W||TBD||TBD||Q4 2023?|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7985WX||64 Core||128 Thread||TBD||TBD||256 MB / 64 PCIe Gen 5||350W||TBD||TBD||Q4 2023?|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7975WX||32 Core||64 Thread||TBD||TBD||128 MB / 64 PCIe Gen 5||350W||TBP||TBP||Q4 2023?|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7955WX||16 Core||32 Thread||TBD||TBD||64 MB / 64 PCIe Gen 5||350W||TBD||TBD||Q4 2023?|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7945WX||12 Core||24 Thread||TBD||TBD||48 MB / 64 PCIe Gen 5||350W||TBD||TBD||Q4 2023?|
While the DIY market's offerings may be somewhat limited, AMD's strategic focus leans toward high-end workstations rather than the gaming demographic. In the gaming arena, AMD will concentrate on the Raphael series, featuring the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 7 7800X3D as the leading options. The introduction of the Threadripper 7000 underscores AMD's commitment to standardizing DDR5 and PCIe Gen5 specifications across its product lines, spanning from consumer to HEDT and data centers.