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News about the Threadripper 5000

News about the Threadripper 5000

We start 2021 with news of the future AMD Threadripper 5000 series. AMD has not yet revealed details of its next generation Threadripper platform, however, the current generation Threadripper was announced last year at CES 2020. The processors were launched one month later, on 7 February. The series included the 64-core Threadripper 3990X, which was launched at $3990 USD. It’s hard to imagine that a new generation could be launched just one year after the Threadripper 3xxx. However, it is not unlikely that AMD will take advantage of CES 2021, which starts in just 10 days. Under these conditions, we would have an announcement that would occur much earlier than the launch of the product itself. The fashion is for “paper launches” as you all know.

A Paper Launch at CES, a summer launch?

AMD Threadripper

We have to be honest, very little information comes out about this future Threadripper family. Nor do we have any information on the new motherboards, so we could assume that AMD will support Threadripper 5000 on existing TRX40 motherboards.

The entry-level Threadripper 5000 in 16 cores?

The leak of the day concerns the entry-level Threadripper 5000 which could be in 16 cores. A difficult positioning given the presence of the 5950X on AM4 socket. For the record, the current Castle Peak generation only offers 24, 32 and 64 cores. Finally, even if it is a subjective remark, what about the naming when the current 16 cores on AM4 is already called 5950X (the x950X naming scheme with the 1950X and 2950X threadrippers would be disrupted).

This presence of a 16 cores, which has been insistently evoked these last few days, seems to us very paradoxical. The only difference with the 5950X would be to take advantage of a Quad Channel memory configuration with a greater number of PCI-Express 4.0 channels available. If we have to make a projection of future references, we would therefore have 4 new CPUs with the following characteristics :

Model Hearts / Threads Base Freq Turbo Freq TDP
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 “Genesis Peak” [Zen3 – 64-line PCIe 4.0, DDR4 Quad Channel]
Threadripper 5990X (?) 64C / 128T n / a n / a n / a
Threadripper 5970X (?) 32C / 64T n / a n / a n / a
Threadripper 5960X (?) 24C / 48T n / a n / a n / a
Threadripper 5950X (?) 16C / 32T n / a n / a n / a
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 “Castle Peak” [Zen2 – 64-line PCIe 4.0 – DDR4 Quad Channel]
Threadripper 3990X 64C / 128T 2.90 GHz 4.30 GHz 280 W
Threadripper 3970X 32C / 64T 3.70 GHz 4.50 GHz 280 W
Threadripper 3960X 24C / 48T 3.80 GHz 4.50 GHz 280 W

*Table recomposed from data published by Videocardz

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