AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 series to arrive in August with up to 64 cores
AMD announced its Threadripper 3000 series in November 2019, with the Threadripper 3990X joining the Zen 2 ranks three months later. Since then, AMD has released its Zen 3 architecture, which has come to market in the company's Ryzen 5000 APU (Cezanne), Ryzen 5000 CPU (Vermeer) and EPYC 7003 (Milan) product lines.
According to MoePC, AMD is on the verge of bringing the Zen 3 architecture to Threadripper processors. Apparently, Threadripper 5000 processors will arrive as early as next month, although we encourage scepticism until leaks start arriving from more reliable sources.
If we take MoePC's information at face value, then it seems that the Threadripper 5000 series will feature substantial changes from Threadripper 3000. For context, MoePC states that AMD has codenamed the Threadripper 5000 series 'Chagall', rather than 'Genesis Peak', which has been mentioned previously. However, Chagall is supposedly AMD's internal marketing codename, with Genesis Peak used as an internal engineering codename.
The slides published by MoePC add that the Ryzen 5000 series supports quad-channel DDR4 3200 RAM, up to 280 W TDPs and 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes. Additionally, AMD will sell up to 64 core and 128 thread parts, but a 16 core edition is rumoured to be arriving as an entry-level model. Details on clock speeds and the specific SKUs AMD will release remain unknown, though.