ASUS expects AMD TR5 platform for Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series in the second half of 2023

Published: Mar 22nd 2023, 20:17 GMT   Comments

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ASUS spills the beans on the future AMD Threadripper series

Tony Yu, ASUS General Manager operating in China, has confirmed AMD plans to launch a next-gen HEDT platform later this year.

AMD had a successful launch of Threadripper 5000 series, with an unmatched platform by any competitor. However, things have changed significantly over the past month with Intel’s release of the Sapphire Rapids series.

While AMD Threadripper 5000 series are still in fight for the top performance, it is clear that Intel now ahead by offering a more capable and modern platform. Features such as DDR5 memory support of PCIe Gen5 interface are not available in either WRX80 or WRX40 series.

According to Tony Yu from ASUS, AMD is now set to launch its new TR5 platform in a second half of 2023. This was stated in a video shared on Bilibili, which is actually a demonstration of Intel Sapphire Rapids WS performance. The TR5, of course, refers to the successor of the AMD TR4 socket designed for former Threadripper series.

Tony Yu (Asus China General Manager), Source: Bilibili

AMD can no longer use its older platform because no Zen4 CPU supports it. A new type of socket is required, in a type of SP5 EPYC Genoa socket but adopted for workstations. Similarly to Intel Sapphire-WS, Threadripper 7000 codenamed “Storm Peak” is to be split between HEDT and Workstation series.

The HEDT variant could support quad-channel DDR5 memory and have up to 64 PCIe Gen5 lanes, while the more-advanced Threadripper 7000 PRO should have 8-channel DDR5 support and offer up to 128 PCIe Gen5 lanes. Details like core count or TDP are yet to be confirmed. But one thing is sure, both platforms would directly compete with Intel Xeon W-2400 and W-3400 series respectively.

AMD is yet to confirm their plans for Zen4 in the workstation market. The consumer AM5 Ryzen 7000 series does not even have a PRO variant yet, so rumors about 2H 2023 launch for Threadripper shouldn’t really be that surprising.

VideoCardz.comAMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000Intel Xeon W3400/W2400
Codename“Storm Peak”“Chagall”“Caste Peak”“Sapphire Rapids-112/64L”
Launch DateQ3 2023 (rumored)Q1 2022Q4 2019 (HEDT)
Q2 2020 (PRO/WS)
Q1 2023 (W3400)
Q2 2023 (W2400)
ArchitectureZen4Zen3Zen2Golden Cove
Max Core CountTBC646456
Max CPU ClockTBC4.5 GHz4.3 GHz4.8 GHz
Memory SupportDDR5DDR4-3200DDR4-3200DDR5-4800
Memory Channels8x DDR5 (WS)
4x DDR5 (HEDT)
8x DDR48x DDR4 (WS)
4x DDR4 (HEDT)
8x DDR5 (W3400)
4x DDR5 (W2400)
PCIe Support128x PCIe Gen5 (WS)
64x PCIe Gen5 (HEDT)
128x PCIe Gen4128x PCIe Gen4 (WS)
64x PCIe Gen4 (HEDT)
112x PCIe Gen5 (W3400)
64x PCIe Gen5 (W2400)
Max TDPTBC280W280W350W
OC SupportHEDT SKUsYesYes“X” SKUs

Source: ASUS/Bilibili via @9550pro

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