The next generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series “HEDT” CPUs powered by the Zen 4 core architecture have also been detailed by Moore’s Law is Dead.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPUs with up to 96 Zen 4 cores in PRO-only flavors
AMD recently introduced its Threadripper PRO 5000 CPUs based on the Zen 3 core architecture and gave Lenovo launch exclusivity. That said, the company certainly has plans to launch its next-generation Ryzen Threadripper 7000 range, but according to the latest rumors, these SKUs will also be branded with the “PRO” branding.
According to MLID, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 desktop CPUs will feature up to 96 cores and 192 threads based on the 4-core Zen architecture and manufactured on TSMC’s 5nm node. The CPUs will replace the current “Chagall” line and will be designed exclusively for high-end and extreme workstation users. Since the core count is the same as the EPYC Genoa parts, they are likely to use the same nut but with specific parts disabled for standard consumers.
This is where the new platform comes into play. For EPYC, AMD will switch to its new SP5 socket. A new socket will also be designed around the Threadripper platform and may be known as TR5 or SP5r2. The existing TR4 socket lasted two generations with the Zen 2 and Zen 3 Threadripper options. AMD is likely to maintain a similar cadence for the incoming socket which will support new technologies such as DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. We can expect later Threadripper CPUs to have up to 128 cores based on the Bergamo die (Zen 4C), but it remains to be seen. We’ve also seen some Genoa SP5 cards equipped with dual LGA-6096 sockets, so those too could make it to the Threadripper family considering Intel is following the same path with its Xeon-W Sapphire Rapids chips.
AMD Zen CPU / APU Roadmap:
|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||6 nm?||5 nm||3 nm?||to be defined|
|server||EPYC Naples (1st Jan)||N / A||EPYC Rome (2nd generation)||EPYC Milan (3rd generation)||N / A||EPYC Genova (4th generation)
EPYC Bergamo (5th Jan?)
|EPYC Torino (6th generation)||EPYC Venice (7th generation)|
|High-end desktop||Ryzen Threadripper 1000 (White Refuge)||Ryzen Threadripper 2000 (Coflax)||Ryzen Threadripper 3000 (Castle Peak)||Ryzen Threadripper 5000 (Chagal)||N / A||Ryzen Threadripper 7000 (TBA)||to be defined||to be defined|
|Traditional desktop CPUs||Ryzen 1000 (peak crest)||Ryzen 2000 (Pinnacle Ridge)||Ryzen 3000 (Matisse)||Ryzen 5000 (Vermeer)||Ryzen 6000 (Warhol / Canceled)||Ryzen 7000 (Raphael)||Ryzen 8000 (granite crest)||to be defined|
|Traditional desktop. APU notebook||Ryzen 2000 (Crow’s Crest)||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)||to be defined|
|Low consumption mobile||N / A||N / A||Ryzen 5000 (Van Gogh)
Ryzen 6000 (Dragon Crest)
|to be defined||to be defined||to be defined||to be defined||to be defined|
The main problem with AMD’s Threadripper platform as a whole is its launch schedule. Threadripper for HEDT / Workstation was introduced more than a year after the launch of the traditional Zen 3 family. If so, we will likely see Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPUs based on the Zen 4 core architecture launched in Q4 2023 or Q1. 2024. That would mark just over a year after the launch of the Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 CPUs for the traditional AM5 platform. That said, AMD is likely to offer Lenovo either the exclusive or a timed one once again.