Right on the heels of yesterday’s announcement, an exciting new processor has been spotted. It would seem that AMD’s Ryzen 3000XT processors are not the only ones getting refreshes or updates. This upcoming HEDT chip could compete with Intel’s line of Xeon processors. Enter the new Threadripper PRO 3995WX.
This new Ryzen flagship CPU is believed to share some specifications with AMD’s data center-oriented EPYC 7662 processor, a 64 core/128 thread CPU. That would mean it could feature 8 DDR4 channels and up to 2 TB of memory. It is also believed a new socket will be introduced for it, along with sharing some of the I/O support with its EPYC cousin. Other rumored specs are that it may be based on the WRX80 platform and have up to 96 to 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes. Thirty-two of those PCIe lanes might be SATA switchable.
This is not the first time the WRX80 platform has been mentioned, either. Last August, there were listings in regard to its USB certification. The WRX80 platform would align perfectly with the purported specifications of this HEDT part. Back then, it was also believed to share some features with the EPYC line. One final tidbit (via VideoCardz) is that AMD could formally announce the “PRO” line of CPUs on July 14th.