AMD's Zen 3 powered Ryzen Threadripper HEDT CPUs based on the Zen 3 core architecture are now rumored for a March 2022 release, according to Videocardz.
AMD's Next-Gen Ryzen Threadripper 5000 'Chagall' Lineup With Zen 3 CPU Cores Rumored For March 2022 Launch
Update: AMD has confirmed their Ryzen Threadripper 5000 WX series processors through a listing at SATA-IO.
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The AMD Zen 3 powered Ryzen Threadripper HEDT CPU lineup has seen various date changes and some sources have even mentioned that the lineup has been canceled altogether. In the previous report, it was mentioned that the lineup had been delayed to 2022 from an alleged Q4 2021 launch and now, we have a new date. As per Videocardz sources, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 'Zen 3' family which is codenamed, Chagall, will be launched on the 8th of March, 2022.
AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 lineup was previously expected to utilize Zen 3 cores & there would be at least five SKUs launching for enthusiasts and pro users. At the time these HEDT CPUs launch, AMD will have two families powered by new technologies, Rembrandt using the Zen 3+ & Vermeer-X utilizing the 3D V-Stack Cache chiplet design. We may or may not see either of those in the Chagall Threadripper lineup but it would be nice to get some of the latest action given the time it took for the new HEDT family to launch.
Here's Everything We Know About AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 5000 'Chagall' Zen 3 HEDT CPU Family
With that said, AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 5000 HEDT CPUs have been leaking for a while now. We got to see the Threadripper PRO 5995WX and 5945WX CPUs in benchmarks a while back and specs of these chips were also reported within the Gigabyte leak a month back. According to a rumor by Moore's Law is Dead, AMD is expected to launch its next-generation Threadripper in both standard and 3DX (3D V-Cache) flavors. It is possible that AMD might just go the 3DX route for the HEDT CPU lineup like Milan-X chips which also leaked out a few weeks back.
The pricing is also said to be higher than the Zen 2 lineup which is expected considering the price bump we saw on the Ryzen 5000 mainstream CPUs versus the Ryzen 3000 models. It is possible that AMD might launch a few Ryzen Threadripper SKUs earlier and keep the flagship 64 core for a later launch as they did with the Threadripper 3990X but that remains to be seen. Also, AMD has been experimenting a lot with workstation PRO SKUs so it could be possible that the next-gen line of chips might be known as PRO variant as Threadripper does carter the enthusiast and prosumer market.
|CPU Name||CPU Cores||CPU Thread||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L3 Cache / PCIe Lanes||TDP||Memory Support||Price (MSRP)||Launch|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5995WX||64 Core||128 Thread||2.7 GHz||4.50 GHz||256 MB / 128 PCIe Gen 4||280W||8-Channel DDR4 (2 TB)||$6499 US||March 2022|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5975WX||32 Core||64 Thread||3.6 GHz||4.50 GHz||128 MB / 128 PCIe Gen 4||280W||8-Channel DDR4 (2 TB)||$3299 US||March 2022|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5965WX||24 Core||48 Thread||3.8 GHz||4.50 GHz||128 MB / 128 PCIe Gen 4||280W||8-Channel DDR4 (2 TB)||$2399 US||March 2022|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5955WX||16 Core||32 Thread||4.0 GHz||4.50 GHz||64 MB / 128 PCIe Gen 4||280W||8-Channel DDR4 (2 TB)||TBD (OEM)||March 2022|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5945WX||12 Core||24 Thread||4.1 GHz||4.50 GHz||64 MB / 128 PCIe Gen 4||280W||8-Channel DDR4 (2 TB)||TBD (OEM)||March 2022|
A launch in 2022 would mean that AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 5000 HEDT CPUs will be pitted close to Intel's own Sapphire Rapids HEDT family for the W790 platform. Both Intel & AMD last launched their HEDT CPUs in November 2019, AMD did release its workstation/prosumer Threadripper chips too but Intel has been unable to capture the HEDT market since then. With new HEDT CPU families arriving in 2022, we will once again see heated competition in the segment, especially since both CPU makers will be offering brand new core architectures for the platform.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 vs Intel Sapphire Rapids-X HEDT CPUs:
|CPU Family||Intel Sapphire Rapids-X||AMD Threadripper Pro 5000|
|Process Node||10nm ESF||7nm|
|Core Architecture||Golden Cove||Zen 3|
|Socket||LGA 4677?||LGA 4096|
|Max Cores / Threads||56/112?||64/128|
|Max Cache (L3)||168 MB?||224 MB|
|Max PCIe Lanes||64 PCIe Gen 5.0||128 PCIe Gen 4.0|
|TDP||Up To 225W||Up To 280W|
|Launch||Q3 2022?||March 2022|