Monday, December 20th 2021

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 Series Bound for March 2022

AMD is preparing to update its Ryzen Threadripper PRO line of workstation processors, with product announcements slated for January 2022, along the sidelines of CES, with availability slated for March 8, 2022, according to a VideoCardz report. The new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 series processors are likely to combine "Zen 3+" CCDs (6 nm, featuring 3D Vertical Cache memory), with full sWRX8 I/O that includes 128 PCI-Express Gen 4 lanes, and 8-channel DDR4 memory. There are no sTRX4 options on the horizon.

What's interesting with the lineup is that CPU core-counts range all the way from 12-core/24-thread to 64-core/128-thread. Past generations of Threadripper WX stuck with higher core-counts (32 and up). The series begins with the Threadripper PRO 5945WX (12-core/24-thread), followed by the PRO 5955WX (16-core/32-thread), the PRO 5965WX (24-core/48-thread), PRO 5975WX (32-core/64-thread), and the 64-core/128-thread PRO 5995WX. There's no 48-core part in the stack. The TDP of all these chips is rated at 280 W.
Source: VideoCardz
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19 Comments on AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 Series Bound for March 2022

#1
Tigger
I'm the only one
The TDP of all these chips are rated at 280 W, even the 5945WX (12-core/24-thread)?
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Mussels
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TiggerThe TDP of all these chips are rated at 280 W, even the 5945WX (12-core/24-thread)?
It'd sure put the heat on intel (hah) if they went balls to the wall with TDP on zen 3
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#3
Tigger
I'm the only one
MusselsIt'd sure put the heat on intel (hah) if they went balls to the wall with TDP on zen 3
I just figured the 12 core would be less than that.
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#4
Daven
TiggerI just figured the 12 core would be less than that.
The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3945WX is 12 core, 7 nm and 280W and was released in July 2020. It is Zen 2 but that architecture has matched Zen 3 TDPs across the product lines.
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#6
Crackong
24 or 32 core the way to go
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#7
mama
Why a lower core count? What hole is it intended to fill in the future product stack?
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Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
mamaWhy a lower core count? What hole is it intended to fill in the future product stack?
I"m guessing the power goes into the 3D V-cache thingy we've heard rumours about, and they're expecting per core performance go go kachow
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#9
junglist724
mamaWhy a lower core count? What hole is it intended to fill in the future product stack?
People who need I/O and memory. There's also Epyc CPUs with low core counts and 1 core enabled per CCD, which meant that one core had access to the entire CCD's L3 cache..
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#10
mashie
I hope the motherboard prices for these will come down to the same level as the regular EPYC boards. Also some options in the ATX form factor wouldn't hurt.
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#11
JMccovery
Past generations of Threadripper WX stuck with higher core-counts (32 and up).
Could've sworn the TR 2970WX, TR Pro 3945WX and 3955WX exist...
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#12
r9
TiggerThe TDP of all these chips are rated at 280 W, even the 5945WX (12-core/24-thread)?
Because the stock clocks are 10Ghz at vcore of 2V. :D
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#13
AnarchoPrimitiv
Part of me thinks they've skipped Threadripper Zen3 for HEDT and just to release Zen4 Threadripper for HEDT simultaneously with Zen4 AM5 (or very shortly thereafter) instead of waiting several months. Just a thought....either way, those Zen3+ Threadrippers with v-cache should be impressive.
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#14
Nephilim666
What happened to the need for sTRX4 to ensure longevity of the platform? Seems they duped a lot of individuals (and businesses) into a dead end. Only those with sWRX8 get an upgrade path.

I will almost certainly go AM5 for next build and sell TR4 system, I love having the lanes and quad channel for a very few applications but I doubt it will keep up if performance is averaged over the life of the platform. Wonder when other workstation users will realise the same.
TruthPhoenixWhat about a 5960x, 5970x and 5990x? :(

Not coming until after Ryzen 9 24-core Zen 4 is launched with higher performance (if at all).
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#15
Jism
AnarchoPrimitivPart of me thinks they've skipped Threadripper Zen3 for HEDT and just to release Zen4 Threadripper for HEDT simultaneously with Zen4 AM5 (or very shortly thereafter) instead of waiting several months. Just a thought....either way, those Zen3+ Threadrippers with v-cache should be impressive.
I think 15% up to 30% really. And perhaps some gains due to a bit better binning and higher clocks.

But any 64 core / 128 thread Epyc or Threadripper single socket is impressive anyway.
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#16
Mussels
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I cant wait til AMD "Cranks it up to 11" and releases an R11 CPU with 64 cores and absurd cache in AM5
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#18
quadibloc
Although it is a bit late, what with the 7000 series coming later in the year, the extra PCIe channels and the extra memory bandwidth are indeed something to be welcomed.
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#19
Jism
mamaWhy a lower core count? What hole is it intended to fill in the future product stack?
128 Lanes of PCI-E 4.

Perhaps you want a lesser core model but with higher frequencies.

10 reasons anyway to think of a TR.
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