After debuting only on Lenovo workstations and starting to expand into desktops from manufacturers like Dell, AMD has confirmed it will make the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000WX series widely available for retail and make it the chip of choice for specialty retailers. Pre-installed computer.
Aimed at professionals and enthusiasts in the high-end desktop (HEDT) space, these processors highlight the adoption of Zen 3 cores, with advantages seen in Ryzen 5000 chips, but now on a larger scale thanks to more processors Core, ideal for heavy workloads like simulation, video rendering, 3D modeling, and more.
Threadripper PRO 5000WX will be available later this year
The focus of AMD’s announcement on Monday (20th) is that the Threadripper PRO 5000WX chip will be available in retail form, that is, sold as a public option alongside the Ryzen 5000 chip. Enthusiastic professional users who need the most advanced features of the Threadripper series, as well as those who have the resources to purchase a CPU and compatible motherboard, will be able to purchase it through a dedicated store.
Apparently, as the announcement suggests, only three processors will be released independently, starting with the Threadripper PRO 5995WX. The top of the range comes with 64 cores and 128 threads, a base clock of 2.7 GHz and a boost of 4.5 GHz, a cache of 256 MB, and a base TDP of 280 W.
As an intermediate option, AMD will offer the Threadripper PRO 5975WX, 32 cores and 64 threads, 3.6 GHz base clock and 4.5 GHz boost, along with the same 256 MB cache and 280 W base TDP. The retail line is completed by the Threadripper PRO 5965WX, with 24 cores and 48 threads, 3.8 GHz base clock and 4.5 GHz boost, plus 256 MB of cache and 280 W of consumption.
Another very interesting detail is that the traditional Threadripper line, without the “PRO” suffix and usually sold as a “more affordable” option for “passionate gamers”, will be integrated into the Threadripper PRO line – not as separate as before.
There are pros and cons to this decision: on the one hand, all users have access to advanced features such as 128 PCIe lanes, 8-channel UDIMM and RDIMM formatted memory module options, massive cache, CPU and RAM overclocking, and, on the other hand, AMD PRO kit, owners of the Threadripper 3000 family won’t be able to upgrade the same motherboard, and the entry price will be much higher due to the slot difference.
Arrival and wide availability of pre-assembled machines
AMD’s statement further confirms that the Threadripper PRO 5000WX will be available as a CPU option starting in July at retailers that specialize in making and selling pre-assembled machines, but no specific pricing has been announced. It also hasn’t been told whether this availability will be available in all markets where AMD operates or only in certain regions (such as the US).
Another bit of mixed news is that, as mentioned earlier, users of the Threadripper 3000 line wanting to upgrade to the 5000WX generation will need to buy a new motherboard – the Cainiao family is only compatible with sWRX8 sockets and WRX80 chipsets, not boards with sTRX4 sockets superior.
Retail prices aren’t disclosed either, but don’t expect an affordable option, especially the combined PRO line. For example, the previous-generation flagship Threadripper 3990X still sells for around R$30,000, while a WRX80 motherboard compatible with the 5000WX chip costs R$8,500.
AMD Threadripper PRO 5000WX: Data Sheet
|processor||core/thread||Frequency (Basic/Boost)||consumption (TDP)|
|Threadripper PRO 5995 WX||64/128||2.7GH/4.5GHz||280 watts|
|Threadripper PRO 5975 WX||32/64||3.6GHz/4.5GHz||280 watts|
|Threadripper PRO 5965 WX||24/48||3.8GHz/4.5GHz||280 watts|
Source: AMD, WCCFTech