AMD Threadripper PRO 7995WX is unleashed as a new 96-core flagship for next-gen powerhouse workstations
AMD asserts that its Threadripper PRO line of CPUs is the one on which companies such as Epic Games, EA, Sonos, Dreamworks and even Goldman Sachs "rely on", particularly the top-end WX variants. Now, their latest iterations are here, boasting a generational leap to 96-core/192-thread configurations and speeds of up to 5.3GHz.
Their maker also asserts that they are primed to unleash similarly next-level performance in use-cases ranging from pro-grade creation to manufacturing, boasting a lead estimated at up to 38% in AutoCAD compared to its Xeon w9-3495X rival (with its 'mere' 56 cores).
The PRO 7000WX series is also backed to outdo its Intel counterpart by up to 50% in terms of Unreal Engine speeds, by 45% when designing in Solidworks and by up to 223% in Chaos V-RAY rendering tasks.
AMD naturally also touts its latest PRO platforms in terms of their upgrade to Zen 4, which is touted to deliver boosts of up to 13% for IPC performance and 17% for single-core frequencies compared to their Zen 3 predecessors. They are also touted to be "up to 189% more accurate when using Llama-2 with 70 billion parameters", although in comparison to what is not given.
The PRO 7000WX series also supports up to 128 PCIe 5.0 lanes across the board with speeds of up to 32Gb/s and "over 90% higher I/O bandwidth per slot", as well as up to 8 channels of up to DDR5-5200 memory, although all this potential for next-gen AI-friendly performance requires the new sTR5 socket.
AMD has also now confirmed that the new Threadripper PRO series consists of 4 variants at launch, all of which have a TDP of 350W. However, the 7965WX is the only one with the line's base core/thread count of 24/48 and goes at a boost/base rate of 5.3/4.2GHz.
The 7975WX shares its 128MB L3 cache, although it is a 32/64, 5.3/4.0GHz processor. The 256MB L3 cache 7985WX is only rated for 5.1/3.2GHz - however, it also has double the cores and threads.
Similarly, the 384MB cache 7995WX might be 5.1/2.5GHz, yet is also the new 96/192 Threadripper PRO flagship. AMD estimates that it and its 3 siblings will be on shelves courtesy of its global OEM partners Dell, Lenovo, HP and SuperMicro by November 21, 2023, but has yet to finalize pricing for any of them.
AMD Press Release