We have received an image of AMD’s next-generation Ryzen Threadripper 7985WX CPU. The processor packs 64-cores using the SP6 socket and may possibly arrive by the end of this year.
Threadripper 7985WX 64-Core ‘SP6’ CPU Pictured
Yuuki_AnS shared an image from Goofish where a user has allegedly put up the Threadripper 7985WX for sale. The CPU is said to use AMD’s SP6 socket, which hints towards two different Threadripper 7000 configurations. The high-end SKUs will make use of the SP5 socket, packing more features.
Whereas the SP6 ‘Siena’ socket is reserved for CPUs at the lower end of the spectrum. The 7985WX is listed with an OPN-Code ‘100-00000454‘ and costs 9999 Yuan or roughly ~$1400. If we tilt over the carrier frame, it reads SP6, confirming the supported socket.
The Threadripper 7985WX features 64-cores and 128-threads with a TDP of 350W. The TDP has increased 25% over Zen3, which consumed roughly 280W of power. While the CPU is available to buy, we cannot assure you of seamless compatibility.
Moreover, AMD’s strategy is similar to Intel’s as the Threadripper 7000 series will arrive in two variations. Both variations are differentiated by their PCIe lane count, memory channel support and core counts.
- SP5 WS: Up to 96 Zen4 Cores / 192 Threads | 8-Channel DDR5 Memory | 128 PCIe Gen5 Lanes
- SP6 HEDT: Up to 64 Zen4 Cores / 128 Threads | 4-Channel DDR5 Memory | 64 PCIe Gen5 Lanes
The SP5 socket maxes out at 12 CCDs (96 Cores / 192 Threads). In contrast, the SP6 socket can host 8 CCDs (64 Cores / 128 Threads). This segmentation is akin to what Intel has done with its w-2400 and w-3400 Xeon lineups.
AMD’s next-generation Threadripper 7000 lineup is slated to arrive sometime near the end of 2023. Pertnitently, these CPUs pack so much power that the kingpin 96-core 7995WX broke Intel’s world record in its first sighting. Stay tuned at Appuals for more articles like this.