Wednesday, March 9th 2022

MSI Ready with WS WRX80 Motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000

MSI Is ready with the monstrous WS WRX80 motherboard for AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO workstation processors. Slotted in the company's MSI PRO lineup, the board is based on the AMD WRX80 chipset, features the sWRX8 CPU socket, and comes with out of the box support for Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000WX processors based on the "Zen 3" architecture, as well as previous-generation Threadripper 3000WX "Zen 2" processors. Built in the E-ATX form-factor, the board draws power from a 24-pin ATX, two 8-pin EPS, as well as two 6-pin PCIe power. It uses an expensive 14-layer PCB, and the CPU VRM solution is made up of 11 phases, using 105 A power-stages.

The sWRX8 socket is flanked by eight DDR4, each with a dedicated 1DPC path to the processor's 8-channel memory interface. There are seven PCI-Express 4.0 x16 slot, all wired to the processor and running at full x16 bandwidth. There could be as many as four M.2 NVMe slots with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring, with an included M.2 to PCIe card with four additional M.2 slots. Other storage options include two U.2 ports, and eight SATA 6 Gbps. Networking options include 10 GbE, 2.5 GbE, and Wi-Fi 6E with Bluetooth 5.2. There's also an ASpeed AST2600 BMC IPMI remote-management chip with its dedicated 1 GbE management port. USB connectivity includes 20 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 ports. We'll know more about this board as Threadripper PRO 5000WX nears retail availability. Right now it's exclusive to the Lenovo ThinkCenter P620 pre-built workstation.
Source: Wccftech
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8 Comments on MSI Ready with WS WRX80 Motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000

#1
Camm
Really wish AMD would at least humour the prosumer market with these. I'm so constrained PCIE wise (m.2 storage and saturating the USB bus mostly) even under X570 that I would love to go over to Threadripper w/ a 16 core part.
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#2
Athlonite
Good luck in getting a Thread Ripper Pro CPU to put in it from what I heard they're all going to be OEM only parts
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#3
bobsled
A true no-nonsense board! Now all AMD need to do is release Zen3 on desktop STRX4
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#4
DeathtoGnomes
thats a lot of PCIe slots for a work station. 14 layers is insane, someones brain fried coming up with that design.
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DemonicRyzen666
bobsledA true no-nonsense board! Now all AMD need to do is release Zen3 on desktop STRX4
yeah that seems to be have been left behind just like TRX40 is looking to be left behind. everyone keeps saying OEM only yet even the 3,000 series pro ended being available after they said the same thing. Look here we've already got another board in the mix of WRX80. There are only like 3 WRX80 boards to buy maybe 4 if you count super-micro's hard to find one.
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#7
trsttte
DemonicRyzen666yeah that seems to be have been left behind just like TRX40 is looking to be left behind. everyone keeps saying OEM only yet even the 3,000 series pro ended being available after they said the same thing. Look here we've already got another board in the mix of WRX80. There are only like 3 WRX80 boards to buy maybe 4 if you count super-micro's hard to find one.
They really pulled the leg on regular threadripper users. I wonder if it would be possible to unlock threadripper pro for sTRX4 (TRX is a non starter because pins changed, but I don't know if there are that many differences to WRX80 - obviously things like the 8 memory channels wouldn't work but it would still be very compelling).

Maybe top end AM5 will fill that gap, it would be great to have more workstation grade expansion accessible without workstation prices but I know it's a pipe dream at best.
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#8
Nephilim666
Never again.
Only ever go with AMD's consumer platform, by the end of the life of it you will have eked more compute performance for far less money.
Workloads can be parallelised across multiple systems and single core performance will crush TR with higher boost.
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