AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 7000 'Storm Peak' CPUs are allegedly going to launch in both HEDT & Workstation flavors in September 2023.
AMD Readies Ryzen Threadripper 7000 HEDT & Workstation CPUs For September 2023 Launch To Tackle Intel's Sapphire Rapids Xeon Chips
The leak comes from the ever-reliable, chi11eddog, who has been super accurate with his previous leaks. The latest one is about AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPUs which is said to launch during 2023 in September and will come in both HEDT and Workstation flavors. This is huge because AMD kept its last two Threaedripper chips exclusive to the Workstation segment but it looks like the red team is going back to the HEDT segment which makes sense since Intel is doing something similar in the first half of 2023.
AMD Storm Peak
HEDT: 4 channel, 64 pcie gen5 lanes, 8 pcie gen3 lanes, support OC
WS: 8 channel, 128 pcie gen5 lanes, 8 pcie gen3 lanes, no OC for CPU&MEM
— chi11eddog (@g01d3nm4ng0) December 19, 2022
According to the leak, AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 7000 HEDT CPUs will come in both Workstation and HEDT flavors. The Workstation family will enter the top segment with 8-channel DDR5 memory support, up to 128 PCIe Gen 5 lanes, and 8 PCIe Gen 3 lanes but will lack OC capabilities for both CPU & memory. The HEDT segment is where users will get OC support for both CPU and memory but the platform will feature support for 4-channel DDR5 memory and offer up to 64 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes. Following is how the lineups will stack up in the HEDT segment:
- AMD HEDT: Threadripper 7000 (5nm Zen 4) / 4-Channel DDR5 / 64 PCIe Gen 5 / 4096 SP6 Socket
- Intel HEDT: Xeon W-2400 (10nm Golden Cove / 4-Channel DDR5 / 64 PCIe Gen 5 / LGA 4677 Socket
For the workstation segment, we have:
- AMD WS: Threadripper 7000 (5nm Zen 4) / 8-Channel DDR5 / 128 PCIe Gen 5 / 6096 SP5 Socket
- Intel WS: Xeon W-3400 (10nm Golden Cove / 8-Channel DDR5 / 112 PCIe Gen 5 / LGA 4677 Socket
It remains to be seen whether AMD will deliver the full 96-core Zen 4 parts on the HEDT family but if they do, that will mark a major blow to Intel's Xeon W-2400 which will only feature up to 24 cores.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Desktop CPUs: Here's Everything We Know So Far!
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Desktop CPUs will feature up to 96 cores and 192 threads based on the Zen 4 core architecture and fabricated on TSMC's 5nm node. The CPUs will be replacing the existing 'Chagall' lineup and will be designed purely for high-end and extreme workstation users. Since the core count is the same as the EPYC Genoa parts, they are likely to utilize the same die but with specific parts disabled for standard consumers.
This is where the new platform comes into play. For EPYC, AMD is going to switch to its new SP5 socket. A new socket will also be designed around the Threadripper platform and may be known as the TR5 or SP5r2. The existing TR4 socket lasted two generations with Zen 2 & Zen 3 Threadripper options. AMD is likely to retain a similar cadence for the upcoming socket which will support new technologies such as DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. The CPU itself will be very massive as seen in the SP5 chip package shot below:
There's no mention of a Zen 4C variant on the roadmap or a V-Cache variant but AMD might unveil them at a later date. Based on the information that has leaked out, it looks like Intel will have a small amount of time before AMD send them back to the drawing board but hopefully, this will bring a healthy amount of competition within the HEDT segment which was mostly abandoned by both companies for years.
We may likely hear more about these next-gen HEDT CPUs in the coming months or some sort of teaser at CES 2023 so stay tuned for more information.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 vs Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon HEDT/Workstation CPU Lineup:
|CPU Family||AMD Threadripper Pro 7000 Workstation||Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon W-3400||AMD Threadripper Pro 7000 HEDT||Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon W-2400|
|Process Node||5nm||10nm ESF||5nm||10nm ESF|
|Core Architecture||Zen 4||Golden Cove||Zen 4||Golden Cove|
|Platform||Storm Peak SP6||W790||Storm Peak SP6||W790|
|Socket||LGA 6096||LGA 4677||LGA 4096?||LGA 4677|
|Max Cores / Threads||96/192||56/112||96/192?||24/48|
|Max Cache (L3)||384 MB||105 MB||384 MB||45 MB|
|Memory Support||DDR5-4800 (8 Channel)||DDR5-4800 (8-Channel)||DDR5-4800 (4-Channel)||DDR5-4800 (4-Channel)|
|Max PCIe Lanes||128 PCIe Gen 5.0||112 PCIe Gen 5.0||64 PCIe Gen 5.0||64 PCIe Gen 5.0|
|Launch||Q3 2023||Q1 2023||Q3 2023||Q1 2023|