AMD’s Threadripper CPUs return with a 96-core beast!
AMD has introduced its Threadripper 7000 series to high-end desktops, with up to 96 cores and 192 threads. As the most powerful consumer CPU ever, the Threadripper 7995WX will be popular for video editing, 3D rendering, and scientific computing.
CPU specs: Threadripper 7000
The Threadripper 7000 series CPUs use AMD’s Zen 4 architecture, which is much faster than Zen 3. The Threadripper 7995WX, the series’ flagship CPU, has 96 cores, 192 threads, and 5.3GHz boost clock. It includes 128 PCIe Gen 5 lanes and 384MB L3 cache.
Threadripper 7000 CPUs include:
Threadripper 7980X: 64 cores, 128 threads, 5.2GHz boost clock, 256MB L3 cache, 128 PCIe Gen 5 lanes
Threadripper 7970X: 32 cores, 64 threads, 5.1GHz boost frequency, 192MB L3 cache, 128 PCIe Gen 5 lanes
Threadripper 7960X: 24 cores, 48 threads, 5.0GHz boost frequency, 128MB L3 cache, 128 PCIe Gen 5 lanes
New TRX50 motherboards and DDR5 memory are needed for Threadripper 7000 CPUs. High-end desktop PCs benefit from TRX50 motherboards’ many PCIe Gen 5 slots, 8-channel memory capability, and advanced overclocking.
Pricing and Availability
The Threadripper 7000 CPUs will cost $1,499 for the 7960X and $9,999 for the 7995WX when they launch in November 2023.
The Threadripper 7000 CPUs should outperform the 5000 series. Early benchmarks suggest the Threadripper 7995WX is 50% quicker than the 5995WX in multi-threaded applications.
The Threadripper 7000 CPUs are suited for demanding tasks like:
Video editing: Threadripper 7000 CPUs can edit 8K and 16K videos.
3D rendering: Threadripper 7000 CPUs render 3D scenes rapidly and effectively, making them perfect for 3D animation and visual effects pros.
Scientific computing: Threadripper 7000 CPUs can handle difficult scientific computing workloads including chemical and fluid dynamics simulations.
The Threadripper 7000 CPUs, the most powerful consumer CPUs ever, will be popular for video editing, 3D rendering, and scientific computing. The Threadripper 7995WX is the most powerful consumer CPU ever with 96 cores and 192 threads.
Users can automatically overclock Threadripper 7000 CPUs with AMD’s Precision Boost Overdrive 2 technology.
Threadripper 7000 CPUs enable AMD’s new Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV-ES) technology to protect virtual machines.
Threadripper 7000 CPUs work with Threadripper 5000 series motherboards, but users must update their BIOS.