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AMD officially announces 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper PRO series CPUs

After several weeks of leaks and rumours, last night, AMD officially announced the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000WX series of desktop processors. As expected, there are four SKUs in the launch lineup, ranging from 12-cores all the way up to 64-cores. 

These four SKUs specifically are the Threadripper PRO 3995WX (64 cores), Threadripper PRO 3975WX (32 cores), Threadripper PRO 3955WX (16 cores) and Threadripper PRO 3945WX (12 cores). According to AMD, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX offers “up to 27% better multithreaded performance over the competition’s best dual processor workstations and leadership performance in over 25 applications and benchmarks“.

You can see the specs for each SKU in the table below:

These CPUs support 128 PCIe Gen4 lanes, which according to AMD delivers “2.5x the bandwidth compared to a competing dual processor system”, seemingly referring to the Intel Xeon Platinum 8280. The comparisons don't stop there either, Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors are also said to have double the memory support of the competition. In all, AMD's latest PRO series can support up to 2TB of memory.

“AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Processors are purpose-built to set the new industry standard for professional workstation compute performance,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Client business unit.

The Threadripper Pro processors are reserved for OEMs only. The first workstation system to be launched with the Threadripper Pro 3995WX is the ThinkStation P620 from Lenovo – expected to be released this fall.

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