AMD announced the much-anticipated AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series processors and reintroduced the Threadripper processor lineup to the high-end desktop space with the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series processors, setting a new standard for computing performance and innovation in the industry.
These chips are designed for enthusiasts and professionals who demand the best of the best in terms of speed, power, and multitasking. Whether you are into gaming, streaming, video editing, or 3D rendering, you will find a Threadripper 7000 series processor that suits your needs.
The Threadripper 7000 series offers three models to choose from: the Ryzen Threadripper 7960X, the Ryzen Threadripper 7970X, and the Ryzen Threadripper 7980X. Each of these processors has a different number of cores, threads, cache, and clock speed, but they all share some common features. They are all built on a 5nm process using the Zen 4 architecture, which delivers improved performance and efficiency. They also support up to 48 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes, which enable faster data transfer and connectivity with the latest devices.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX||96 / 192||Up to 5.1 / 2.5 GHz||480MB||350W|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7985WX||64 / 128||Up to 5.1 / 3.2 GHz||320MB||350W|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7975WX||32 / 64||Up to 5.3 / 4.0 GHz||160MB||350W|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7965WX||24 / 48||Up to 5.3 / 4.2 GHz||152MB||350W|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7955WX||16 / 32||Up to 5.3 / 4.5 GHz||80MB||350W|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX||12 / 24||Up to 5.3 / 4.7 GHz||76MB||350W|
Let’s take a closer look at each of these processors and see what they can do:
- The Ryzen Threadripper 7960X is the entry-level option in the Threadripper 7000 series, but don’t let that fool you. This processor has 24 cores and 48 threads, which means it can handle multiple tasks at once without breaking a sweat. It also has 152 MB of total cache, which helps reduce latency and improve responsiveness. The Ryzen Threadripper 7960X has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and can boost up to 4.8 GHz when needed. This processor is ideal for gamers and streamers who want to enjoy smooth gameplay and high-quality graphics. The Ryzen Threadripper 7960X costs $1,499, which is a reasonable price for such a powerful processor.
- The Ryzen Threadripper 7970X is the mid-range option in the Threadripper 7000 series, and it offers a significant upgrade over the Ryzen Threadripper 7960X. This processor has 32 cores and 64 threads, which makes it a beast for multitasking and heavy workloads. It also has 160 MB of total cache, which enhances its performance and efficiency. The Ryzen Threadripper 7970X has a base clock of 4.0 GHz and can boost up to 5.0 GHz when needed. This processor is ideal for video editors and content creators who want to work with high-resolution footage and complex effects. The Ryzen Threadripper 7970X costs $2,499, which is a fair price for such a versatile processor.
- The Ryzen Threadripper 7980X is the top-end option in the Threadripper 7000 series, and it is simply mind-blowing. This processor has an incredible 64 cores and 128 threads, which makes it the ultimate processor for any task imaginable. It also has a whopping 320 MB of total cache, which ensures its speed and stability. The Ryzen Threadripper 7980X has a base clock of 4.4 GHz and can boost up to an astonishing 5.1 GHz when needed. This processor is ideal for professionals and enthusiasts who want to push the limits of computing and creativity. The Ryzen Threadripper 7980X costs $4,999, which is a hefty price for such an amazing processor.
Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X||64 / 128||Up to 5.1 / 3.2 GHz||320MB||350W||$4,999|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X||32 / 64||Up to 5.3 / 4.0 GHz||160MB||350W||$2,499|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7960X||24 / 48||Up to 5.3 / 4.2 GHz||152MB||350W||$1,499|
If you are interested in buying one of these processors, you will also need to invest in some other components to make them work properly. You will need a new motherboard equipped with AMD’s TRX50 chipset, which supports up to 1 TB of quad-channel DDR5 memory (RDIMM). You will also need a capable power supply and a high-end CPU cooler to handle the heat generated by these processors. These processors have a TDP of 350 watts, which means they consume a lot of power and produce a lot of heat.
AMD also has another series of processors for those who want even more performance: the Pro 7000 WX-Series. These processors are designed for workstations and servers that require extreme performance and reliability. They have up to 96 cores / 192 threads, 480 MB of total cache, and support up to 2 TB of DDR5 in an eight-channel configuration (RDIMM). They also have access to up to 128 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes for maximum connectivity and bandwidth.
|Chipset||Processors||Memory Support||PCIe® lanes|
|AMD WRX90||Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series||8-Channel|
Up to 2TB DDR5-5200 RDIMM
|148 / 144|
(with up to 128
PCIe 5.0 lanes)
|AMD PRO Manageability|
AMD PRO Business Ready support
AMD Secure Processor
AMD Shadow Stack
AMD Memory Guard6
Overclocking supported (not on OEM systems)5
|AMD TRX50||Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series & Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series||4-Channel|
Up to 1TB DDR5-5200 RDIMM
|92 / 88|
(with up to 48 PCIe 5.0 lanes)
The Pro 7000 WX-Series processors are compatible with both the TRX50 chipset and the WRX90 chipset, which is specially designed for workstation applications. These processors are not available for retail purchase yet, but you can expect to see them in workstations from Dell, HP, and Lenovo by the end of the year.
The Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series processors are available for pre-order now and will hit retail shelves on November 21, 2023. If you are looking for the ultimate desktop performance, you should definitely check them out.