AMD Storm Peak TRX50 platform is just around the corner
The popular software monitoring tool has been once again updated for the upcoming Threadripper series.
Developers are speeding up the release of the new version of HWINFO, a comprehensive monitoring and diagnostic software for all PC hardware. This software is evidently undergoing a significant upgrade to accommodate AMD’s impending Threadripper 7000WX series, codenamed Storm Peak. Notably, one of the resolved issues in this update addresses a problem affecting CPUs with 64 cores, which is a crucial fix given that the upcoming Threadripper CPUs are rumored to boast up to 96 cores.
As per the changelog, the software should now provide enhanced support for Storm Peak, indicating that it should be capable of recognizing the SKUs set to launch next week. This lineup should feature at least four models, ranging from 12 (7495WX) to 96 Zen4 cores (7995WX).
Furthermore, nestled within the changelog is a reference to Gigabyte’s new TRX50 motherboard series. Gigabyte previously had a commendable lineup of TRX40 motherboards for the Threadripper 3000 series, though regrettably, these were not compatible with the 5000 series. While it remains uncertain if the upcoming TRX50 platform will support multiple generations, its new socket, accompanied by DDR5 and PCIe Gen5 support, will undoubtedly offer the most cutting-edge hardware support upon release.
- Integrated PresentMon for FPS, Frame Time and GPU Busy monitoring.
- Enhanced fan speed monitoring on some ASUS notebooks.
- Enhanced VRM monitoring on GIGABYTE Z690 and Z790 series.
- Enhanced sensor monitoring on new MSI mainboards.
- Extended Sensor name in sensors window to display in full row.
- Fixed installing driver on encrypted drives/folders.
- Fixed a possible crash on some CPUs with more than 64 cores.
- Fixed missing L3 Cache size on some AMD Phoenix APUs.
- Improved support of AMD Strix and Storm Peak.
- Fixed monitoring of GPU D3D information when GPU is re-enabled after disabling.
- Improved sensor monitoring on ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX ENCORE.
- Improved support and monitoring of GIGABYTE TRX50 series.
- Fixed misreporting of XMP profiles for modules with XMP 3.0 + EXPO.
- Improved DDR5 timing calculation per CAS latencies supported.
- Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASRock B650I Lightning, A620I Lightning, Z790 Nova.
Rumor has it that the Threadripper PRO 7000WX might initially be exclusive to OEMs like HP, Lenovo, or Dell, with a potential later release for DIY enthusiasts. However, this exclusivity doesn’t seem to deter Gigabyte from planning an earlier motherboard release. They’re likely aiming to ensure that system integrators participating in the launch have a variety of motherboard options to choose from.
It’s important to mention that ASRock is actively preparing for the debut of their TRX50 series, but at the time of writing, there hasn’t been any indication of ASUS or MSI developing TRX50 boards.
Worth noting that HWiNFO is not an exception in terms of Threadripper PRO 7000 support. The CPU-Z software was also updated recently to support AMD’s new series, which is now scheduled to launch on October 19th.