Based on marketing materials that were leaked earlier, AMD is poised to unveil their upcoming Threadripper series this autumn. The good news is, the official launch is just around the corner, slated for October 19th. This intel is sourced from Wccftech, known for its reliable track record in predicting launch dates thanks to its strong affiliations with multiple board partners.
The upcoming release is set to cater to OEMs and System Integrators (SI), who will provide various systems using both OEM and do-it-yourself motherboard designs featuring the TRX50 chipset. This chipset is expected to be derived from the EPYC 9004 “Genoa” series, which serves as the foundation for Threadripper. This means it will offer support for up to 96 Zen4 cores, up to 128 PCIe Gen5 lanes, and compatibility with DDR5.
According to leaked slides, AMD is asserting that their upcoming series will bring about a 20% performance increase and indeed include 96 cores. This aligns with prior leaks that unveiled the 96-core Threadripper 7995WX. Anticipations are high for this launch, not only for having the highest core count in the high-end desktop (HEDT) sector but also for featuring the fastest Threadripper CPU clocked at 5.1 GHz. To achieve this, AMD had to raise the TDP from 280W (Zen3) to 350W for their new Storm Peak platform.
Although the DIY market is anticipated to be somewhat restricted, AMD has emphasized that their main target is high-end workstations rather than the gaming community. For gamers, AMD is introducing the Raphael series, with the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 7 7800X3D taking the lead as the most powerful gaming CPUs. With the Threadripper 7000 launch, AMD is simplifying its product lineup by incorporating DDR5 and PCIe Gen5 standards across its consumer, high-end desktop (HEDT), and data-center product ranges.
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