AMD Launches Threadripper CPUs for Workstations, Including 96-Core Chip

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AMD’s “Threadripper” family of high-performance workstation processors lives on in two brand-new product classes and chipsets.

As seen on The Verge, AMD claims that its new Threadripper 7000 and PRO 7000 WX-Series processors promise the “ultimate workstation platform” and set a “new standard for computing performance and innovation in the industry.”

Of course, such proclamations are nothing new — Intel introduced the “world’s fastest desktop processor” earlier this week — but there is a lot for power users to be excited about with the new Threadripper processors.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series processors mark AMD’s return to the high-end desktop (HEDT) PC market, the company’s first new product in that space since 2020. The top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX packs 96 cores and 192 threads, up to 5.1 GHz speeds in “Boost” mode, and a 480MB cache. The chip has 128 PCIe Gen 5 lanes.

Alongside six AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO models, ranging from the PRO 7945WX to the aforementioned PRO 7995WX, AMD has also announced three non-PRO Threadripper processors, including the 7960X, 7970X, and 7980X. These models range from 24 to 64 cores with cache ranging from 152MB to 320MB.

Alongside the new Threadripper 7000 chips, AMD has introduced WRX90 motherboards for its six PRO chips and TRX50 motherboards for the trio of HEDT chips. As The Verge notes, the TRX50 technically supports PRO chips, although it cannot let the flagship PRO 7995WX fully stretch its high-performance legs.

“AMD has a long history of leading innovation in the workstation and high-performance computing segments, and this new lineup of Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series processors marks another step on that path,” says Jack Huynh, senior vice president and GM, Computing and Graphics Business Group at AMD. “These processors are a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering world-class innovation and performance, and we’re confident that they will unlock incredible creative potential in our users while continuing to raise the bar on energy efficiency in the most capable platform on the planet.”

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“Z by HP workstations are engineered to bring the power of AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series processors to today’s professionals and provide customers with a winning combination of performance and reliability,” adds Jim Nottingham, senior vice president and division president, Advanced Compute and Solutions, HP Inc. “With this latest generation of Threadripper processors, workstation customers can experience a new era of computing power, fueling creativity and productivity like never before.”

AMD is working with numerous OEM and Si partners, including Dell, HP, and Lenovo. These companies will release workstations featuring the new Threadripper hardware later this year.

Both AMD and Nvidia offer graphics options for Threadripper and Threadripper PRO-powered workstations. “New AI, real-time rendering, and interactive simulation technologies are transforming professional workflows — pushing the limits of desktop computing,” says Bob Pette, vice president of enterprise platforms at NVIDIA. “The combined technologies of AMD and NVIDIA will help professional users across industries tackle their most challenging workloads.”

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper series chips start at $1,499, with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X priced at $4,999. DIY customers will be able to get their hands on the new processors beginning on November 21.

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