An alleged AMD PowerPoint has verified the existence of their new Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Pro (Chagall) CPUs, with core counts ranging from 12 to 64 cores, according to a claim from VideoCardz. For the time being, AMD appears to be focusing on system integrators. The standard Ryzen Threadripper 5000 series hasn’t seen any major developments, so it’s unclear when the non-Pro CPUs will hit the DIY market.
According to earlier leaks, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 5000 parts will not have any more cores than AMD’s current generation of Ryzen Threadripper 3000 (Castle Peak) parts. Instead, the CPUs will most likely stay at a maximum of 64 cores and a minimum of 12. AMD aims to provide 12-, 16-, 24-, 32-, and 64-core variants to OEMs, according to the leaked material.
The new Zen 3-powered Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Pro CPUs have a boost clock of 4.5 GHz across the board, compared to 4.2 GHz to 4.3 GHz on Ryzen Threadripper 3000, depending on the model. The base clocks on the 12-core, 16-core, and 32-core Threadripper 3000 models improved by 100 MHz (there was no 24-core Threadripper 3000 variant), but the base clock on the 64-core model remained the same. If the leaked information is accurate, the TDP will remain constant at 280W for all parts, including the 12-core and 16-core variants, much like the core counts.
The architectural change from Zen 2 to Zen 3 will be the most significant upgrade coming to Threadripper 5000. Despite being two years old, AMD’s Zen 3 architecture will be a significant upgrade in the HEDT market, offering up to a 19 per cent IPC improvement over Threadripper 3000 on the older Zen 2 microarchitecture. It will also be light years ahead of everything Intel has in the HEDT market right now, with Cascade Lake being their most recent platform.
The inclusion of dual-socket support for the Threadripper 5000 Pro CPUs is one notable feature that may be coming to the new platform. It’s a standard feature in the server industry, but it’s been missing from the workstation and consumer markets for years. Furthermore, it lets two CPUs coexist on a single motherboard, effectively doubling the number of CPU cores and memory channel access on a single machine. If this is proven to be true, future Threadripper Pro 5000 computers could have 128 cores and 256 threads.
Unfortunately, for the time being, all of this information only relates to AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 family of CPUs. At this time, we don’t know anything regarding the normal Threadripper 5000 parts.