AMD Introduces New Threadripper CPUs and TR5 Platform Second Half of 2023

Tony Yu, the general manager of ASUS in China, confirms that AMD will release new Threadripper processors later this year. The CPUs would use a new TR5 platform. AMD has not yet officially confirmed this.

Tony Yu from ASUS reports in a Chinese language video about Intel Sapphire Rapids-WS CPUs that AMD’s next Threadripper platform will appear this year, also reports VideoCardz. Yu refers in the video to a TR5 platform, which should be released in the second half of this year. TR5 would then be the successor to the existing TR4 socket, which was used for previous Threadripper CPUs.

Rumors have been circulating for some time about the arrival of an AMD Threadripper 7000 series. These processors should be based on the Zen 4 architecture and may have up to 96 cores, just like the new EPYC Genoa server processors. According to a recent rumor AMD comes with het and workstation variants of the new processors. The hedt platform would be aimed at consumers and prosumers, with four DDR5 memory channels and 64 PCIe 5.0 lanes. The workstation platform for professionals should have eight memory channels and 128 PCIe lanes.

That rumor is striking: AMD previously said it would stop selling hedt chips for consumers and focus entirely on workstation processors with Threadripper Pro. Intel recently came up with similar Xeon-W chips in different variants. Those are based on the Alder Lake architecture and come with up to 56 cores.

An AMD Threadripper 3990X