Flavors of HEDT and workstations with up to 8-channel memory and 128 PCIe Gen 5 Lanes

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 7000 ‘Storm Peak’ CPUs will allegedly launch in both HEDT and Workstation flavors in September 2023.

AMD Prepares Ryzen Threadripper 7000 HEDT and Workstation CPUs for September 2023 Release to Address Intel’s Xeon Sapphire Rapids Chips

leakage comes from chi11eddog, who was very accurate in his previous leaks. The latest one is about AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPUs that are said to be launching during 2023 in September and will come in both HEDT and Workstation flavors. That’s huge because AMD kept the last two Threaedripper chips exclusively for the workstation segment, but the red team appears to be returning to the HEDT division which makes sense since Intel is doing something similar in the first half of 2023.

According to the leak, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 7000 HEDT processors will come in Workstation and HEDT flavors. The workstation family will enter the top segment with support for 8-channel DDR5 memory, up to 128 PCIe Gen 5 slots, and 8 PCIe Gen 3 lanes but will lack OC capabilities for both CPU and memory. The HEDT segment is where users will get OC support for both CPU and memory, but the platform will feature support for 4-channel DDR5 memory and offer up to 64 PCIe Gen 5.0 slots.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPUs will have up to 96 cores and 192 threads based on the Zen 4 core and be manufactured on TSMC’s 5nm node. The CPUs will replace the current “Chagall” lineup and will be designed purely for high-end and extreme workstation users. Since the core count is the same as the EPYC Genoa parts, they will likely use the same die but disable certain parts for standard consumers.

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This is where the new platform comes in. For EPYC, AMD will switch to the new SP5 socket. A new socket will also be designed around the Threadripper platform and may be known as TR5 or SP5r2. The current TR4 socket lasted two generations with Zen 2 & Zen 3 Threadripper options. AMD is likely to keep a similar cadence for the upcoming socket which will support new technologies like DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. The CPU itself will be quite bulky as seen in the SP5 chipset package pictured below:

There is no mention of the Zen 4C variant in the roadmap or the V-Cache variant but AMD may reveal it at a later date. We’ve also seen a few Genoa SP5 boards that feature dual LGA-6096 sockets, so these may also come into the Threadripper family considering Intel is going down the same path with its Xeon-W Sapphire Rapids chips. AMD recently started loosening up the timed exclusivity of its Threadripper Pro 5000WX chips, so it’s possible that the next generation will come to the DIY market just like previous Threadripper 1000/2000 series chips.

AMD also confirms that Granite Ridge will be a subsidiary of Raphael and feature Zen 5 when it launches in 2024.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 vs. Intel Sapphire Rapids-X HEDT Processors:

CPU family Intel Sapphire Rapids-WS AMD Threadripper Pro 5000
process node 10 nm ESF 7 nm
basic architecture Golden Cove Zen 3
program W790 TRX80 / WRX80
Plug LGA 4677 LGA 4096
Max cores/threads 56/112 64/128
MaxCache (L3) 105 MB 224 MB
Memory support DDR5-4800 (8 channels) DDR4-3200 (8 channels)
Max PCIe Lanes 112 PCIe Gen 5.0 128 PCIe Gen 4.0 slots
TDP up to 350 watts up to 280 watts
release First quarter 2023 First quarter 2022
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