Leaked AMD slides suggest that the next-gen Threadripper PRO Workstation CPU family is indeed heading for launch this fall.
Leak Points To AMD Threadripper PRO Workstation CPUs Launching This Fall With Up To 75% Faster Render Performance Versus Intel Xeon
There have been plenty of leaks for the AMD Threadripper PRO family which is codenamed Storm Peak and will be branded under the Threadripper 7000 series. The new family will feature up to an insane 96 cores based on the Zen 4 core architecture and we have some new data courtesy of the latest leak by Underfox.
The leaked slides don't mention the actual name of the chip but point out that the Threadripper PRO family is getting an update this fall and there are some interesting hints as to what we can expect from these upcoming chips. First up, we have an official benchmark that compares a 96-core Threadripper PRO CPU, the 7995WX, against the Intel Xeon W9-3495X which is a 56-core chip.
The benchmark used here isn't mentioned but it evaluates the render performance of workstation-class processors. The Intel Xeon "Sapphire Rapids" CPU completes the render in 1,125 seconds and the Threadripper PRO 7995WX completes the render in 657 seconds which allows for up to 75% more renders to be completed per day. That should be a given from the fact that the chip offers a 71% increase in core/thread count but Intel peaks out at 56 cores which means users who want to get more performance have only one choice and that's Threadripper PRO.
The slide also for some reason lists down the existing Threadripper PRO 5000 CPUs and how you can get up to 20% faster performance versus Intel Xeon chips and extend that lead with the newer Threadripper PRO 7000 CPUs. One interesting thing shown in this slide is a render of the CPU that doesn't seem to be a Threadripper PRO 5000 chip based on its IHS. In fact, if you look closely, this isn't a Genoa or Bergamo CPU either but rather the same IHS used by Siena and the one we saw in a recent leak.
This once again suggests the SP6 platform will be used for the next-gen Threadripper PRO 7000 CPUs but it will be interesting to see if the 96-core variant drops on the same socket or is getting the SP5 treatment since the lineup will be split between 4-channel and 8-channel boards as per previous rumors.
AMD Threadripper PRO 7000 CPU Package:
AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 CPU Package:
The AMD Threadripper PRO 7000 CPUs and Storm Peak platform will mark a huge uplift to multi-threaded performance, pushing the workstation performance envelope even further. AMD truly is the champion in the workstation segment and there's no stopping the ripping with Threadripper.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Zen 4 "Storm Peak" CPU Lineup (Expected):