The last time AMD released a 64-core HEDT CPU was with the Threadripper 3990X, which was released almost two years ago. The rumors of the Threadripper 5000 «Chagall» for August did not speak of the 64-core version, which was absent from the rumors of the following Threadripper. That is why we were surprised that the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5990X did not appear in the rumors.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5990X Specifications Leaked
Through the channel of Moore’s Law is Dead, who has very close contacts with AMD, we have been able to learn additional details of the future Threadripper 5990X. The AMD HEDT CPU with 64 cores and therefore with a configuration similar to that of the AMD EPYC 7003, but with the difference of be limited to only 4 DDR4 channels and 64 PCI Express 4.0 lanes, supporting up to DDR4-3200 memory. Its introductory price? It’s not decided yet according to MLID, but AMD plans to price its Threadripper 5990X at a higher price than the Threadripper 3990X.
AMD would have plans to launch another CPU above the 5990X in the range, the Threadripper 5995WX, which would be a camouflaged EPYC 7003. The reason? The fact that you will have 8 memory channels and 128 PCI Express lanes, just the same as the AMD EPYC. Its release date? We would be talking about early 2022. This processor would be part of a range called Threadripper 5000 Pro, and it would be the direct successor to the Threadrippper Pro 3995X, but obviously offering Zen 3 cores and a higher clock speed.
Regarding the use of CCD Chiplets with V-Cache memory for a future Threadripper, there would be references to a potential model. But we do not know if AMD will launch it at the end due to the fact that its launch is close in time with the Zen 4. In any case it would be the successor of the Milan-X. AMD’s V-Cache technology consists of increasing the processor’s L3 cache by connecting a SRAM module vertically to the CCD using silicon pathways.
Is AMD relaxing in the HEDT CPU market?
The fact that AMD is releasing its Threadripper 5000 several months later than its AMD EPYC 7003 suggests that AMD could have relaxed. Not surprisingly, the changes from the Threadripper 3000 to the Threadripper 5000 are minimal in terms of the IOD chiplet, and the CCD CCX with 8 Zen 3 cores are shared between the Ryzen 5000, EPYC Milan and future Threadripper 5000.
The absence of Intel in this market today has made AMD feel comfortable and not have the pressure to launch new products to be face to face with its eternal rival. While the entire competitive force is focused on the laptop APUs, desktop CPUs and the server market. Which have preference for both Intel and AMD.