AMD claims to put Intel to the sword with its Ryzen Threadripper PRO series
The Ryzen Threadripper PRO series is here, and AMD is making a big play for how well its new processors compare to Intel Xeon chips. As leaks suggested, the Ryzen Theadripper PRO series includes four processors ranging from the 12 core 3945WX to the 64 core 3995WX. All Threadripper PRO processors support Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT), 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes and have 280 W TDPs. Additionally, they support up to 2 TB of ECC UDIMM, RDIMM and LRDIMM RAM split across eight channels.
According to AMD, the Threadripper PRO 3995WX offers the performance of two Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors, while the 32-core Threadripper 3975WX is comparable to the Xeon W-3275. The company also pitches the Threadripper PRO 3955WX against the Xeon W-2295 and the Threadripper PRO 3945WX against the Xeon W-3235.
AMD has taken a dig at the volume of Xeon processors that Intel sells. Claiming that "less is more", AMD claims that the four processors, single platform and "consistent platform features" of the Threadripper PRO series offers everything that Intel's 85-processor and 3 platform-strong Xeon series does.
AMD has also gone into detail about the specific applications where the Threadripper PRO series outperforms comparable Xeon chips. You can view the company's claims in the slide deck above.
The Ryzen Threadripper PRO series is yet to be given an official release date, nor has AMD published any prices for its four new processors. The Lenovo ThinkStation P620 is the first PC to offer the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX, which will supposedly arrive "this fall". It would seem likely that AMD will make the Ryzen Threadripper PRO series available around then, although this is yet to be confirmed.