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AMD Threadripper Pro 7000 release date imminent, according to new leak

AMD is preparing to finally give its Zen 4 cores the Threadripper treatment, providing higher core counts and levels of performance for workstation PCs.

An AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU against a red background

After almost two years since its predecessors’ release, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 series looks as if it will finally see the light of day. Naturally, these workstation CPUs will leverage the power of the Zen 4 architecture, but proposed performance improvements are also due in part to other generational differences such as higher core counts and cache pools.

Codenamed ‘Storm Peak’, these new AMD Ryzen Threadrippers will reportedly boast up to 96 cores, a 50% increaseversus the previous generation, which topped out at 64 cores. While the flagship processor will see a similar boost in L3 cache, from 256MB to 384MB to be exact, it appears that the base model of the series will carry just 48MB versus the 64MB found in the 5945WX.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 specs

The rumored AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 specs list is:

Cores Threads Base clock Boost clock L3 cache TDP
7995WX 96 192 TBC TBC 384MB 350W
7985WX 64 128 TBC TBC 256MB 350W
7975WX 32 64 TBC TBC 128MB 350W
7955WX 16 32 TBC TBC 64MB 350W
7945WX 12 24 TBC TBC 48MB 350W

All the processors in the lineup will allegedly share the same 350W TDP, a generational increase of 70W. This doesn’t necessarily mean that these new Threadrippers are less power efficient, but some workstations will need upgraded power supplies in order to accommodate this higher requirement.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 release date

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 release date is October 18, 2020, based on the latest leaks, as there has been no official announcement.

As for when we can expect to get our first glimpse at AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Pro CPUs proper, WCCFTech claims that a launch is set for October 18, 2023. It’s currently unclear whether we’ll see the processors debut on the DIY market alongside availability from OEMs, but this is unlikely if the 5000 series is anything to go by.

These new Threadrippers may be poised to snatch the title of best CPUs with lots of cores, particularly for workstations.