AMD could launch its 64-core Threadripper 5000 chips in August

A new report suggests that AMD’s upcoming and as-yet-unannounced Threadripper 5000 processor will arrive in August, with general availability coming in September. The updated high-end desktop range is reportedly built on the Zen 3 architecture to power Ryzen 5000 chips, which should offer a significant performance improvement over current Threadripper 3000 chips.

AMD will announce Threadripper 5000 chips in August, codenamed Chagall, according to A report from MoePC. The biggest change compared to the Threadripper 3000 chips is the updated Zen 3 architecture, which boasts a 19% Instruction Per Clock (IPC) improvement compared to the Zen 2. We saw a similar change with the Ryzen 5000, the single-core performance of the Ryzen 3000 chips.

AMD Threadripper processor in the motherboard.

High-end desktop enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the updated design, which is rumored to launch sometime in August. The latest report confirms the launch window, barring any delay from AMD. The Zen 3 cores in the Ryzen 5000 chips use a sophisticated 7nm process from chipmaker TSMC, and the Threadripper 5000 should be no different.

Outside of the updated Zen 3 cores, the Threadripper 5000 is almost identical to the Threadripper 3000. The flagship processor will feature up to 64 cores and 128 threads, support for PCIe 4.0, and support for DDR4 memory. It will reportedly use the same TRX4 socket as the Threadripper 3000, unlike the next-generation Ryzen chips, which will likely use a different socket design.

Although the Threadripper 5000 will not use a different socket design, reports suggest that AMD will release them with a new motherboard chipset. However, it is not yet clear whether the updated motherboard design will be ready at launch.

The Threadripper 5000 chips will reportedly feature twice the L3 cache – 32MB compared to 16MB on the Threadripper 3000. The report states that the chips will not feature AMD’s recently announced 3D V-Cache technology, which allows AMD to stack a layer of L3 cache on top. chip package. The first chips to feature this technology are due in early 2022 with Zen 3-based Ryzen CPUs.

A person holding an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.
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While AMD hasn’t confirmed anything yet, the launch of the Threadripper 5000 chips should come soon. AMD has already brought the Zen 3 architecture to the consumer Ryzen range and the server-grade Epyc range. The Ryzen 5000 APUs with Gen 3 cores are also set to launch in August. That leaves the Threadripper range, which hasn’t seen an update in two and a half years.

The Threadripper 5000 chips are exciting, though they may not see the same gen-on-gen upgrades as the Ryzen 5000. The improvements in single-core performance are obvious, but Threadripper chips excel at workloads that demand a lot of cores. And with 64 of them available, this shouldn’t be an issue.

We don’t have any pricing details for the Threadripper 5000 yet, but AMD will carry the same pricing and naming structure from the Threadripper 3000 chips. If that’s the case, you can expect to pay around $4,000 for the flagship 64-core chip and about $1,400 for the cheapest 24-core chip.

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