AMD is preparing to launch Ryzen Threadripper 7000 HEDT and Workstation CPUs in September 2023 to compete with Intel’s Sapphire Rapids Xeon Chips.
The leak comes from the ever-reliable chi11eddog, who has been extremely accurate in the past. The most recent is about AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPUs, which are expected to launch in September 2023 in both HEDT and Workstation flavours. This is significant because AMD kept its last two Threadripper chips exclusive to the Workstation segment, but it appears that the red team is returning to the HEDT segment, which makes sense given Intel’s similar move in the first half of 2023.
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 7000 HEDT CPUs will be available in both Workstation and HEDT flavours, according to the leak. The Workstation family will enter the top segment with 8-channel DDR5 memory support, up to 128 PCIe Gen 5 lanes, and 8 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, but will lack CPU and memory OC capabilities. Users will get OC support for both CPU and memory in the HEDT segment, but the platform will only support 4-channel DDR5 memory and up to 64 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes. In the HEDT segment, the lineups will be as follows:
- AMD HEDT: Threadripper 7000 (5nm Zen 4) / 4-Channel DDR5 / 64 PCIe Gen 5 / 4096 SP6 Socket
- Intel HEDT: Xeon W-2400 (10nm Golden Cove / 4-Channel DDR5 / 64 PCIe Gen 5 / LGA 4677 Socket
We have the following for the workstation area:
- AMD WS: Threadripper 7000 (5nm Zen 4) / 8-Channel DDR5 / 128 PCIe Gen 5 / 6096 SP5 Socket
- Intel WS: Xeon W-3400 (10nm Golden Cove / 8-Channel DDR5 / 112 PCIe Gen 5 / LGA 4677 Socket
It remains to be seen whether AMD will deliver the full 96-core Zen 4 parts on the HEDT family, but if they do, Intel’s Xeon W-2400, which will only feature up to 24 cores, will suffer a major setback.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Desktop CPUs: What We Know So Far!
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Desktop CPUs will have up to 96 cores and 192 threads and will be manufactured on TSMC’s 5nm node using the Zen 4 core architecture. The CPUs will be designed solely for high-end and extreme workstation users, replacing the existing ‘Chagall’ lineup. Because the core count is the same as EPYC Genoa parts, they will most likely use the same die, but with certain parts disabled for standard consumers.
This is where the new platform enters the picture. AMD plans to use its new SP5 socket for EPYC. A new socket, possibly known as the TR5 or SP5r2, will also be designed around the Threadripper platform. With Zen 2 and Zen 3 Threadripper options, the existing TR4 socket lasted two generations. AMD is expected to keep the same cadence for the upcoming socket, which will support new technologies such as DDR5 and PCIe 5.0.
There is no mention of a Zen 4C or V-Cache variant on the roadmap, but AMD may reveal them at a later date. Based on the information that has leaked, it appears that Intel will only have a short time before AMD sends them back to the drawing board, but hopefully, this will bring a healthy amount of competition within the HEDT segment, which both companies have largely abandoned for years.
Stay tuned to Qualified Outcast for more information on these next-generation HEDT CPUs. We may hear more about them in the coming months or see a teaser at CES 2023.