Workstation CPU: Ryzen Threadripper Pro from March also for end customers
The first sWRX80 mainboards already suggested it, at CES 2021 AMD officially announced it: From March onwards, end customers will also be able to use the three HEDT specially designed for workstations - Processors of the Ryzen Threadripper Pro series can be purchased from selected dealers in regular retail stores.
HEDT motherboards as harbingers
First assumptions arose after the first with the Gigabyte WRX80 SU8 and the Asus WRX80 Pro WS Sage SE WIFI Both motherboards with the huge sWRX80 socket and the WRX80 chipset have appeared in retail stores.
Up until now, only mainboards with the sTRX4 socket trimmed to four memory channels were available>and the TRX40 chipset for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 (test) .
The three regular models are expected to be joined by the three already known Pro models, which will come with an octa-channel memory interface and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes.
Only the smallest workstation CPU, the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3945WX with 12 cores and 24 threads, does not make it into the retail business for the time being, the 3995WX (64C/128T), 3975WX (32C/64T) and 3955WX (16C/32T) find their way directly to the end user. So far, the HEDT processors could only be part of oneWorkstation like the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 or from a system house.
Another difference to the regular Ryzen Threadripper is the so-called AMD Pro Technologies , which provide extended functionality in the areas of security and support, which are particularly suitable for companies and professional usersare relevant.
AMD has not yet revealed which dealers and system integrators are likely to sell the Ryzen Threadripper Pro from March and at what prices. Likewise, AMD did not offer the prospect of new thread rippers based on Zen 3 today, while the pure server CPU Milan with Zen 3 cores was briefly considered .
Ryzen Threadripper Pro is in the starting blocks
In the meantime that is already first official photo of a Ryzen Threadripper Pro for the huge sWRX8 socket surfaced, which was shared directly by AMD itself.
Still in March of this year, the HEDT processors with octa-channel memory interface and corresponding sWRX8 mainboards with WRX80 chipset will be on the shelves.