AMD announces its Threadripper Pro CPUs. The processors have eight channel memory and 128 pci-e-lanes. The CPUs are only supplied to system builders and Lenovo’s ThinkStation P620 is one of the first computers to be equipped with them.
The Threadripper Pro processors are intended for workstations and differ in several ways from the Threadripper processors that AMD previously released. For example, the Pro CPUs have support for eight-channel RAM, that too registered may be, and there are 128 pci-e 4.0 lanes present. In addition, the processors have support for AMD Pro Technologies, AMD’s counterpart to Intel vPro. The CPUs will not be available separately, but will only be supplied to system builders.
Lenovo claims to be the first system builder to integrate Threadripper Pro processors and has developed a new model in the ThinkStation line: the P620. The P620 can be equipped with a maximum of the 64-core Threadripper Pro processor and will receive a maximum of 512GB of RAM at 3200MT / s on board. There is room for two double slot video cards and in the fastest version there are two RTX 8000 GPUs from Nvidia. In terms of storage, the motherboard features two m2 slots and space for four 3.5 “drives. The whole thing is powered by a 1000W power supply.
Lenovo will ship the ThinkStation P620 at the end of September. The price is not yet known, but the manufacturer is talking about a ‘clear price difference’ compared to an Intel system with about the same number of cores. Intel currently sells processors with up to 28 cores for workstations. So they have to run in a duo arrangement to get close to the number of CPU cores of the Threadripper 3995WX.