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AMD’s next gen Threadripper Pro 7000-series chips come with up to 96 cores and I long for consumer version

It's evident that AMD has been diligently working on its Zen 4-based Ryzen Threadripper Pro...

AMD’s next gen Threadripper Pro 7000-series chips come with up to 96 cores and I long for consumer version

It’s evident that AMD has been diligently working on its Zen 4-based Ryzen Threadripper Pro series. It seems that the launch is imminent, as benchmark results for both the 32-core Threadripper Pro 7975WX and the formidable 96-core 7995WX have surfaced in the SiSoftware Sandra database.

These findings were brought to light by @momomo_us. The examined system is a Dell Precision 7875, which was tested with two distinct configurations. Of particular interest is the detailed specification list for both chips.

The flagship model, the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX, is a true powerhouse, featuring a staggering 96 cores and 192 threads. This colossal processing capability is achieved through 12 sets of 8-core chiplets, demonstrating AMD’s cutting-edge chiplet architecture. With a boost clock of 5.14GHz and an impressive base clock of 3.2GHz, the 7995WX promises exceptional performance across a multitude of tasks.

One of the standout features of these processors is the substantial cache capacity. The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX boasts an impressive 96 MB of L2 cache and a mind-blowing 384 MB of L3 cache. This immense cache size is set to revolutionize memory-intensive operations, enabling seamless handling of large datasets and complex simulations.

Complementing the flagship model is the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7975WX, offering a still-impressive 32 cores and 64 threads. Although the reported clock speed of 4.0GHz/4.0GHz may warrant further investigation, a 4.0GHz base clock aligns with expectations for this high-performance lineup. With 32 MB of L2 cache and 128 MB of L3 cache, the 7975WX promises exceptional processing power for a diverse range of professional applications.

While these processors are poised to revolutionize the professional computing landscape, there is a palpable yearning among enthusiasts for a consumer-level variant. The last consumer High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform from AMD was the Socket TRX4 with the TRX40 chipset, which garnered acclaim for its capabilities but remained somewhat out of reach for the average user.

The allure of HEDT lies in its abundant PCIe lanes, providing ample room for high-speed storage devices, multiple graphics cards, and various expansion cards. Mainstream platforms, with their constrained PCIe lane counts, often fall short in accommodating the demanding requirements of power users and enthusiasts.

As games, operating systems, and drivers continue to optimize for higher core counts, the time seems ripe for a consumer-level HEDT renaissance. A Threadripper 7000-series system, coupled with advanced components like an RTX 4090, PCIe 5.0 SSDs, and cutting-edge peripherals, presents an enticing prospect for enthusiasts seeking unparalleled computing power.

However, the production and development costs associated with such high-end systems are not insignificant. As a result, the likelihood of a consumer-level HEDT resurgence remains uncertain. Nevertheless, the fervent longing among enthusiasts for a more accessible, high-performance computing platform is palpable, leaving many to hope for the eventual realization of this dream.

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