The Threadripper 5000 series from AMD has been in the light of leaks and reports for the past few months. We already know a lot about it despite the release still being some time away. However, it seems like AMD is now finally ready to make a proper announcement. Just today, AMD reportedly briefed the press on the upcoming Threadripper processors and Videocardz revealed the detailed specifications of each of the SKUs.
The briefing provided to the press included no signs or mentions of the non-PRO Threadripper CPUs which means AMD will be focusing on only these first. Moreover, it seems like AMD is prioritizing system integrators with this release, like before, with Lenovo‘s ThinkStation P620 systems being the first to ship with Threadripper 5000WX PRO chips, and others will follow suit later.
The specs breakdown
In the brief, AMD confirmed that there are a total of 5 Threadripper PRO 5000 SKUs with all of them sharing the exact same 280W TDP and 4.5Ghz boost clock across the board. That 280W TDP is the same as Zen 2-based Threadripper PRO 3000 series. The different lies mainly in the core configuration and the base frequencies, and of course, the prices.
Leading the chart is the Threadripper PRO 5995WX with 64-cores and 128-threads, clocked in at 2.7Ghz just like its Zen 2 predecessor. Moving on, there isn’t any 48-core part this time around but we do have the 32-core 5975WX next in line. It has a base clock speed of 3.6Ghz which is 100Mhz higher than its predecessor and the boost clock at 4.5Ghz is 300Mhz higher than the Threadripper PRO 3975WX.
Then we have the Threadripper PRO 5965WX which has 24-cores and 48-threads at a base clock of 3.8Ghz, there is no direct comparison to last-gen Threadripper as the 3965WX SKU didn’t exist. Lastly there is the 5955WX with 16-cores and 32-threads and the 5945WX with just 12-cores and 24-threads. They’re both clocked in at 4.5Ghz in their boost state, but the 5955WX has a base clock of 4.0Ghz whereas the 5945WX has a base frequency of 4.1Ghz.
The press brief received by Videocardz had nothing to note about the supported motherboards which leads us to believe that the existing WRX80 boards will work just fine with a BIOS update. The prices were also not disclosed to the press just yet so we’ll have to wait for that to be announced at the reveal event. All in all, this is a solid lineup of AMD’s next-gen server CPUs and it will be interesting to see how these compare against the Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon processors also launching later this year.