AMD Releases Threadripper PRO CPUs to Consumers in March

AMD will sell its Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors to consumers. The CPUs with up to 64 cores were released last year, but were only available to system builders. AMD also comes with the Ryzen 9 5900 and 7 5800, 65W CPUs for OEMs.

The Threadripper PRO processors will be available at online stores from March, AMD reports. These are the 3995WX, 3975WX and 3955WX, with 64, 32 and 16 cores respectively. The 3945WX with 12 cores, which AMD previously announced, is not mentioned in the list of models that will be available to consumers. AMD has not yet announced prices.

The Threadripper PRO processors are variants of the regular Threadripper 3000 processors that AMD released in early 2020. Both variants use Zen 2 cores. The PRO versions support eight memory channels and 128 PCIe lanes. That is twice as much as with the regular versions. AMD announced its Threadripper PRO CPUs in July last year, but they haven’t been sold separately until now. Only system builders like Lenovo could buy the processors and equip complete systems with them.

To use the Threadripper PRO processors, different motherboards are needed than for the regular variants. Last week, an image of an ASUS WRX80 motherboard appeared online, where the PRO variants fit.

Threadripper PRO 3000

Thread ripper 3000

cores/threads Clock Speed ​​/ Boost Memory channels PCIe lanes
Threadripper PRO 3995WX 64/128 2.7GHz / 4.2GHz 8x ddr4-3200, max. 2TB 128
Threadripper PRO 3975WX 32/64 3.5GHz / 4.2GHz 8x ddr4-3200, max. 2TB 128
Threadripper PRO 3955WX 16/32 3.9GHz / 4.3GHz 8x ddr4-3200, max. 2TB 128
Threadripper PRO 3945WX 12/24 4.0GHz / 4.3GHz 8x ddr4-3200, max. 2TB 128
Threadripper 3990X 64/128 2.9GHz / 4.3GHz 4x ddr4-3200, max. 256GB 64
Threadripper 3970X 32/64 3.7GHz / 4.5GHz 4x ddr4-3200, max. 256GB 64
Threadripper 3960X 24/48 3.8GHz / 4.5GHz 4x ddr4-3200, max. 256GB 64

AMD Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 for OEMs

AMD is also introducing two new Ryzen 5000 processors. These are 65W variants of the Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X, with lower clock speeds and with AMD removing the X from the name. These more energy efficient chips will not be available to consumers and will only be supplied to OEMs for complete systems. In December there was already a rumor about the arrival of these processors.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Lineup

cpu cores/threads Clock speed boost clock tdp price
Ryzen 9 5950X 16C/32T 3.4GHz 4.9GHz 105W €906.90
Ryzen 9 5900X 12C/24T 3.7GHz 4.8GHz 105W €604.40
Ryzen 9 5900 12C/24T 3.0GHz 4.7GHz 65W N/A (OEM)
Ryzen 7 5800X 8C/16T 3.8GHz 4.7GHz 105W € 489,-
Ryzen 7 5800 8C/16T 3.4GHz 4.6GHz 65W N/A (OEM)
Ryzen 5 5600X 6C/12T 3.7GHz 4.6GHz 65W € 369,-