In context: The AMD Threadripper 7000 line is eagerly awaited by both industry observers and DIY enthusiasts, as this will be the first desktop Threadripper launch for the company in almost four years. AMD last launched its basic Threadripper series in 2019, when its 3900X processors crushed Intel’s HEDT line in the content creation market.
AMD is reportedly preparing to release the next-generation Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Storm Peak processors in the second half of this year. This was announced by the general manager of Asus in China, Tony Yu, who also stated that the future product line will be based on the new TR5 HEDT platform.
The revelations appeared in a recent video posted on the Chinese video sharing site Bilibili, and were picked up by tipster @9550pro on Twitter. The video also compared Intel’s new flagship Sapphire Rapids chip, Xeon W9-3495X, with AMD Threadripper Pro 5995WX.
According to Yu, the new AMD chip will compete better with the Sapphire Rapids HEDT line due to additional cores and greater efficiency than the latest generation chips.
Yu also mentioned the upcoming Intel Emerald Rapids line in passing, but did not disclose any new information about them. Their official launch is expected at the end of this year.
ASUS Tony: AMD is going to launch a new TR5 platform in the second half of the year. https://t.co/M1Gbva1dHt pic.twitter.com/vy6WxawcjY
— HXL (@9550pro) March 22, 2023
The AMD Threadripper 7000 series has been in the news for several months now, and last year’s report claimed that they could be launched in September 2023 in two variants — HEDT and Workstation.
While the former is expected to support four-channel DDR5 memory and offer up to 64 PCIe Gen 5 lines, the latter is said to support up to 8-channel DDR5 memory and 128 PCIe Gen 5 lines.
The HEDT Threadripper 7000 series is expected to compete with Intel Xeon W-2400 chips with Golden Cove cores, and Threadripper 7000 processors for workstations will compete with the Intel Xeon W-3400 line.
However, it is expected that the biggest update for future chips will be the transition to 5 nm Zen 4 cores, which are already present in all current AMD lines, including the Ryzen 7000 series for consumer desktops, Ryzen 7040 and 7045 chips for laptops. and EPYC Genoa 9004 for servers.
At the moment, there is no more information about the AMD Threadripper 7000 line, including information about the exact number of cores or TDP, but we hope to learn more sooner rather than later.