GIGABYTE suffered a major breach recently that saw many of its confidential files fall into the hands of hackers. At least one of these documents has made its way onto the web, and it happens to be one that should be of interest to AMD fans who are mulling an upgrade to its next round of multi-core monsters.
According to the GIGABYTE’s leaked documents, AMD’s upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series lineup, code named “Chagall,” will comprise at least eight different SKUs. Five are workstation (WRX80) models with 64, 32, 24, 16, and 12 cores, while the remaining three belong to the HEDT (TRX40) platform and feature 64, 32, and 24 cores.
The flagship HEDT model will be the Ryzen Threadripper 5900X. This is a 64-core, 128-thread processor with 256 MB of L3 cache that includes support for up to 64 PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes and a 4-channel DDR-3200 memory interface. Its TDP specification is 280 watts, just like the current Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series family.
GIGABYTE’s leaked documents do not seem to provide any hints on when AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 5900X processors will be released, but previous rumors suggest that the HEDT chips are slated for launch this November. The rumors also claim that they will be sold at a higher premium.
While the specifications don’t look much different than the existing Threadripper Pro 3000 parts, do remember that the architectural upgrade from Zen 2 to Zen 3 marks a big performance bump along with the added core frequency increase and the new cache architecture.