Underfox has shared a set of slides from AMD’s Threadripper PRO 7000 presentation. These slides confirm key information about the upcoming “Storm Peak” Threadripper series, which will utilize the Zen4 architecture. They include details on the release date, expected performance, and at least one SKU configuration. While Underfox hasn’t revealed the source of these slides, they seem quite official and are consistent with earlier rumors.
To begin with, the verified information suggests a release in the fall, although it doesn’t specify a particular date. To be precise, the autumn season starts on September 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, suggesting that the new series could be launched in just a few days.
As for performance, the slides indicate an expected 20% improvement when compared to the Threadripper PRO 5000 series. Nevertheless, these assertions lack additional information, such as the test details or whether they apply to single-core or multi-threaded performance. However, the third slide confirms that the series will offer support for up to 96 cores, which represents a 50% increase over the TR PRO 5000 series. This implies that the 20% improvement is likely related to the single-core Zen4 boost.
In another slide, it’s asserted that the 96-core Threadripper PRO can deliver up to 75% more daily renders. This was demonstrated by AMD, where a rendering task took only 657 seconds compared to the 1125 seconds it took on the 56-core Xeon W9-3495X.
The AMD Threadripper PRO 7000 series will necessitate a new socket due to a platform-wide shift to a different package. This transition allows AMD to introduce new technologies for the Threadripper series, such as PCIe Gen5 and DDR5 memory technology, which were not available in the previous Zen3-based series.
Regarding leaks, there are expectations of at least four different SKUs: TR PRO 7995WX featuring 96 cores, 7985WX with 64 cores, 7975WX having 32 cores, and 7955WX equipped with 16 cores. However, this might not encompass the entire lineup. It seems to be confirmed that the highest boost clock will reach 5.1 GHz, and there will be a 70W increase in TDP, reaching 350W on the new platform.
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