AMD to release Threadripper 7000 Storm Peak processors later this year
In the context: AMD’s Threadripper 7000 lineup is eagerly awaited by industry watchers and DIY enthusiasts alike as it marks the company’s first desktop Threadripper release in nearly four years. AMD last launched its core Threadripper series in 2019, when its 3900X processors smashed Intel’s HEDT line in the content creation market.
AMD is reportedly gearing up for next-generation Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Storm Peak processors in the second half of this year. This was announced by Asus China general manager Tony Yu, who also stated that the future product line will be based on the new TR5 HEDT platform.
Revelations came recently video published on the Chinese video hosting Bilibili and was picked up by a tipster @9550pro on Twitter. The video also compared Intel’s new flagship Sapphire Rapids chip, the Xeon W9-3495X, against the AMD Threadripper Pro 5995WX.
According to Yu, AMD’s new chip will better compete with the Sapphire Rapids HEDT line due to additional cores and greater efficiency than the latest generation chips.
Yu also mentioned Intel’s upcoming Emerald Rapids line in passing, but didn’t reveal any new information about them. Their official launch is expected at the end of this year.
ASUS Tony: AMD is going to release 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 months now, and last year’s report claimed they could launch in September 2023 in two flavors – HEDT and Workstation.
While the former is expected to support quad-lane DDR5 memory and offer up to 64 PCIe Gen 5 lanes, the latter is said to support up to 8-lane DDR5 memory and 128 PCIe Gen 5 lanes.
The HEDT Threadripper 7000 series is expected to compete against the Intel Xeon W-2400 chips with Golden Cove cores, while the workstation Threadripper 7000 processors are expected to compete against the Intel Xeon W-3400 line.
However, the biggest upgrade for future chips is expected to be the move to 5nm Zen 4 cores, which are already present in all of AMD’s current product lines, including the Ryzen 7000 series for consumer desktops, the Ryzen 7040 and 7045 chips for laptops. and EPYC Genoa 9004 for servers.
At the moment, there is no more information on the AMD Threadripper 7000 lineup, including details on the exact number of cores or TDP, but we hope to find out more sooner rather than later.