AMD’s next-generation Ryzen Threadripper 7000 ‘HEDT’ series processors powered by Zen 4 core architecture are also detailed by Moore’s Law is Dead.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPU for up to 96 Zen 4 cores in PRO-Only flavors
AMD recently introduced its Threadripper PRO 5000 processors based on the Zen 3 core architecture and gave Lenovo launch exclusivity. In addition, the company is definitely planning to launch its next generation Ryzen Threadripper 7000 line, but according to the latest rumors, these SKUs will also be marked under the ‘PRO’ banner.
According to MLID, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Desktop CPU will feature up to 96 cores and 192 threads based on the Zen 4 core architecture and manufactured on TSMC’s 5nm node. CPUs will replace the existing ‘Chagall’ line and will be designed exclusively for high-end and extreme workstation users. Since the number of cores is the same as parts of EPYC Genoa, it will probably use the same matrix, but with certain parts disabled for standard consumers.
This is where a new platform comes into play. For EPYC, AMD will switch to its new SP5 socket. The new socket will also be designed around the Threadripper platform and may be known as the TR5 or SP5r2. The existing TR4 socket lasted two generations with the Zen 2 and Zen 3 Threadripper options. AMD is likely to keep a similar pace for an upcoming outlet that will support new technologies such as DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. We can expect later Threadripper CPUs to contain up to 128 Bergamo die-based cores (Zen 4C), but that remains to be seen. We’ve also seen a few Genoa SP5 boards with dual LGA-6096 sockets so they could also come in the Threadripper family as Intel goes the same way with its Xeon-W Sapphire Rapids chips.
AMD Zen CPU / APU Guideline:
|Zen architecture||Zen 1||Zen +||Zen 2||Zen 3||Zen 3+||Zen 4||Zen 5||Zen 6|
|Process node||14 nm||12 nm||7 nm||7 nm||6nm?||5 nm||3nm?||TBA|
|Server||EPYC Naples (1st Gen)||ON||EPYC Rome (2nd Gen)||EPYC Milan (3rd generation)||ON||EPYC Genoa (4th generation)
EPYC Bergamo (5th Gen?)
|EPYC Turin (6th generation)||EPYC Venice (7th generation)|
|Top desktop computers||Ryzen Threadripper 1000 (White Haven)||Ryzen Threadripper 2000 (Coflax)||Ryzen Threadripper 3000 (Castle Peak)||Ryzen Threadripper 5000 (Chagal)||ON||Ryzen Threadripper 7000 (TBA)||TBA||TBA|
|Main processors for desktops||Ryzen 1000 (Summit Ridge)||Ryzen 2000 (Pinnacle Ridge)||Ryzen 3000 (Matisse)||Ryzen 5000 (Vermeer)||Ryzen 6000 (Warhol / Canceled)||Ryzen 7000 (Raphael)||Ryzen 8000 (Granite Reef)||TBA|
|Mainstream Desktop. Laptop APU||Raven Ridge 2000||Ryzen 3000 (Picasso)||Ryzen 4000 (Renoir)
Ryzen 5000 (Lucienne)
|Ryzen 5000 (Cezanne)
Ryzen 6000 (Barcelona)
|Ryzen 6000 (Rembrandt)||Ryzen 7000 (Phoenix)||Ryzen 8000 (Strix Point)||TBA|
|Low power mobile device||ON||ON||Ryzen 5000 (Van Gogh)
Ryzen 6000 (Dragon Crest)
The main problem with AMD’s Threadripper platform as a whole is the launch schedule. Threadripper for HEDT / Workstation was introduced more than a year after the launch of the mainstream Zen 3 family. If this is the case, we will probably see Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processors based on Zen 4 core architecture to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2023 or in the first quarter of 2024. That would mean just over a year after the launch of the Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 CPU. for the mainstream AM5 platform. That said, AMD is likely to offer Lenovo exclusivity or limitation again.