AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X launches touted as the world's new leading desktop platform
AMD has debuted its latest series of Ryzen Threadrippers alongside their Threadripper PRO counterparts today (October 19, 2023). The new desktop-bound processors have a lot in common with their siblings pitched at industrial-grade workstations, the latest Gen3 Infinity Fabric "with speeds of up to 32Gb/s" and the sTR5 socket included.
Then again, AMD has been more prudent with the PCIe 5.0 specs of these non-WX Threadrippers, with 48 lanes as opposed to 128. Similarly, the 7000Xs support 4 channels of RAM, or half that of their PRO counterparts.
Nevertheless, the OEM still puts the PC series' new flagship up against the Xeon w9-3495X, asserting that the new 7980X is more powerful than the workstation-grade Intel processor, with gains of up to 52% in AutoCAD and 69% while using Solidworks.
Accordingly, the Ryzen Threadripper 7980X has the highest-end 64-core/128-thread configuration, with a boost/base clock of 5.1/3.2GHz. It has been joined at launch by the 5.3/4.0GHz 7970X with a 32/64 make-up, and the base 24/48 7960X with speeds of 5.3/4.2GHz.
The 2 non-flagship Threadripper 7000Xs have the series' base 128MB L3 cache, or half that of the 7980X. Nevertheless, all 3 are eligible for overclocking, not to mention a TDP of 350W. They and their pricing information will be released alongside their PRO counterparts on November 21, 2023.
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