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|
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.