AMD presented the long-awaited next generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors, Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000, for workstations. Both are based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture and differ by the number of cores.
The Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series includes processors with a number of cores ranging from 24 to 64, support for 4-channel DDR5-5200 memory, and 48 PCI Express 5.0 lanes. Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 processors offer 12 to 96 Zen 4 cores, support DDR5-5200 memory in 8-channel mode, and provide 128 PCI-E 5.0 lanes.
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995 WX with 96 cores can be considered the lineup's flagship. AMD claims that this particular processor shows 73% less core load, a 223% increase in performance compared to a similar Intel processor, and 2.2 times more efficiency than competitor's processors.
Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 chips received a 13 percent IPC boost compared to previous-generation Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 models.
The Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 processors are designed for use with the new WRX90 platform, which supports up to 2TB of eight-channel RAM, 148 PCIe lanes, processor overclocking, and additional features for remote management and enhanced security.
When it comes to pricing, the three desktop models that have been included in the Ryzen Threadripper 70 series that are part of the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series will have the following price tags: Threadripper 7960X (24 cores) - $1499, Threadripper 7970X (32 cores) - $2499, and Threadripper 7980X (64 cores) - $4999.
Threadripper 7960X and Threadripper 7970X each have 128 MB of L3 cache memory. As for the Threadripper 7980X, it has 256 MB of L3 cache memory. The desktop versions of the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 are claimed to support additional CPU and RAM overclocking as well.
AMD claims that Ryzen Threadripper 7000 HEDT processors deliver up to 94% more performance over competitors, including Intel's flagship Xeon w9-3495X, and show performance gains of up to 46% compared to the previous generation Threadripper PRO 5995WX workstation processor.
The two versions of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processors will hit the market on November 21, not only as pre-configured bundles but also as standalone products.