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AMD’s long-awaited, Zen 3-based generation of Threadripper PRO processors will finally launch in just a few months.

This is according to one of VideoCardz’s dependable sources, which claims that AMD is planning to debut its Threadripper PRO 5000 Series processors on March 8, 2022. Their exact specifications remain unknown, but there will reportedly be at least five SKUs. There also appears to be little indication yet as to whether AMD is planning to release non-PRO versions of these new Threadripper chips, code named “Chagal.”

“Board partners that we spoke with have all said the same thing, Threadripper Zen3 simply arrives too late,” VideoCardz noted in its report.

“Those parts were expected to debut alongside the 5000 series more than a year ago. The only logical reason for the delay would be a shift to Zen3+ 6nm chiplets. This is also the reason why the upcoming Vermeer-X is now expected to be called Ryzen 6000 series, just as Rembrandt. Does this mean Threadripper 5000 PRO is based on Zen3 7nm architecture? It is too early to say.”

AMD is expected to announce its Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 Series processors during CES 2022. The company’s current Threadripper PRO flagship is the Threadripper PRO 3995WX, a relatively monstrous CPU with 64 cores, 128 threads, and a maximum boost clock of 4.2 GHz. Its TDP is 280 watts.

Source: VideoCardz

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2 Comments

  1. Hmm…

    The PRO’s are the ones that use the EPYC socket, right?

    I hope they don’t skip the standard TRX40 models. I would love a drop in upgrade.

  2. I would really like to get one of these to help with music production. Unfortunately, they are quite pricey; the supply chain issue definitely isn’t helping matters.

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