October 29, 2021

AMD will release Threadripper PRO CPUs to consumers in March

AMD will sell its Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors to consumers. The CPUs with up to 64 cores were released last year, but were only available to system builders. AMD also comes with the Ryzen 9 5900 and 7 5800, 65W CPUs for OEMs.

As of March, the Threadripper PRO processors will be available for purchase at web stores , AMD reports . These are the 3995WX, 3975WX and 3955WX, with 64, 32 and 16 cores respectively. The 12-core 3945WX, which AMD previously announced, is not included in the list of models available to consumers. AMD has also not yet announced the prices.

The Threadripper PRO processors are variants of the regular Threadripper 3000 processors that AMD released in early 2020. Both variants use Zen 2 cores. The PRO versions support eight memory channels and 128 PCIe lanes. That is twice as much as with the regular versions. AMD announced its Threadripper PRO CPUs in July last year, but so far they have not been available separately. Only system builders such as Lenovo could buy the processors and equip complete systems with them.

To use the Threadripper PRO processors, different motherboards are required than for the regular variants. Last week, an image of an ASUS WRX80 motherboard appeared online, where the PRO variants fit.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO

Threadripper PRO 3000 Cores / threads Clock speed / Boost Memory channels PCI-e lanes
Threadripper PRO 3995WX 64/128 2.7GHz / 4.2GHz 8x ddr4-3200, max. 2TB 128
Threadripper PRO 3975WX 32/64 3.5GHz / 4.2GHz 8x ddr4-3200, max. 2TB 128
Threadripper PRO 3955WX 16/32 3.9GHz / 4.3GHz 8x ddr4-3200, max. 2TB 128
Threadripper PRO 3945WX 12/24 4.0GHz / 4.3GHz 8x ddr4-3200, max. 2TB 128
Threadripper 3000
Threadripper 3990X 64/128 2.9GHz / 4.3GHz 4x ddr4-3200, max. 256GB 64
Threadripper 3970X 32/64 3.7GHz / 4.5GHz 4x ddr4-3200, max. 256GB 64
Threadripper 3960X 24/48 3.8GHz / 4.5GHz 4x ddr4-3200, max. 256GB 64
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 for OEMs

AMD is also introducing two new Ryzen 5000 processors. These are 65W variants of the Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X, with lower clock speeds and where AMD is removing the X from the name. These more economical chips will not be available to consumers and are only supplied to OEMs for complete systems. In December there was already a rumor about the arrival of these processors.

AMD Ryzen 5000 line-up
CPU Cores / threads Clock speed Boost clock Tdp price
Ryzen 9 5950X 16C / 32T 3.4GHz 4.9GHz 105W € 906.90
Ryzen 9 5900X 12C / 24T 3.7GHz 4.8GHz 105W € 604.40
Ryzen 9 5900 12C / 24T 3.0GHz 4.7GHz 65W n / a (oem)
Ryzen 7 5800X 8C / 16T 3.8GHz 4.7GHz 105W € 489, –
Ryzen 7 5800 8C / 16T 3.4GHz 4.6GHz 65W n / a (oem)
Ryzen 5 5600X 6C / 12T 3.7GHz 4.6GHz 65W € 369, –