In a nutshell: At the end of recently, an AMD report explaining the functions and specs of the upcoming 5000- series Threadripper Pro CPUs was dripped. It stated that all 5 designs would have dual-socket performance. Soon after, 2 Threadrippers appeared in the PassMark database having actually finished the standard in dual-socket mode – however they’re not from the 5000- series.

Instead, they were 2 of the seventeen-month-old flagship of the 3000- series: the 3995 WX. In theory, since the CPU shares its hardware with the dual-socket-capable Epyc 77 x2-series, the 3995 WX has actually just ever been avoided from participating in a dual-socket mode by software application restrictions.

Working in tandem, the 2 CPUs accomplished a rating of 123,631 points; 35%more than the mean outcome of a single 3995 WX, and the greatest rating of any two-CPU pairing in the database.

If the outcome is authentic, which it appears to be, then there’s just one most likely perpetrator: AMD themselves. It’s just too not likely that another celebration might customize the 2 CPUs, which cost some $8,800 each, and the requisite motherboard, effectively.

As for why AMD would be explore their old CPUs, our finest guess is that the development of the very first dual-socket sWRX8 motherboards for the 5000- series has actually raised some concerns about their backwards compatibility. A microcode upgrade might possibly make it possible for dual-socket performance in 3000- series CPUs, though AMD does not have much of a reward to develop one.

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At a minimum, however, AMD does have a reward to allow dual-socket performance on the 5000- series. In the past, doing so would’ve cannibalized the Epyc series; it’s one of the highlights that separate the 2 line of product. As of 2022, the Epyc series will be a whole “generation” ahead of Threadripper and utilize a more recent architecture at a minimum, if not a more recent node.

Most of the offered details about the 5000- series originates from the previously mentioned report, which was gotten by Igor’s Lab. Its contents have not been validated beyond a couple of match-ups with other leakages, however Igor’s Lab is a credible source. That stated, often requirements are altered in the lead-up to the processors’ statement.

Possible Threadripper Pro 5000- series Specifications

5995 WX 5975 WX 5965 WX 5955 WX 5945 WX
Cores/ Threads 64/ 128 32/ 64 24/ 48 16/ 32 12/ 24
Single-Core Boost Clock 4.55 GHz
All-Core Boost Clock 2.70 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.80 GHz 4.00 GHz 4.10 GHz
Base Clock 2.25 GHz 2.70 GHz 2.80 GHz 2.90 GHz 2.94 GHz
L3 Cache 256 MB 128 MB 64 MB
L2 Cache 32 KB 16 KB 12 KB 8 KB 6 KB
TDP at Boost Clock 280 W
TDP at Base Clock 229 W 190 W 171 W 152 W 138 W

There’s now just Pro (with a “W”) variations of the processors, according to Igor’s Lab. This year, there are 5, up from 4; the addition was of the 24- core design.

On the whole, the specs of these processors aren’t too various from their predecessors. Their all-core clock speeds are a number of hundred megahertz greater or lower sometimes, however broadly comparable. Just their single-core clock speed is a constant upgrade of 250-350 MHz.

Like the Ryzen 5000- series, the greatest upgrade is under the hood: the Zen 3 architecture. In our screening, it might offer an IPC efficiency uplift of 10-20%in numerous applications. It may offer an even bigger uplift on higher-core count designs that gain from its remarkable inter-core and cache latency, significantly enhanced over the Zen 2 architecture of the 3000- series.

But it’s most likely to be the dual-socket performance driving the sales, ought to it eventuate. It would be fascinating to see what 128 opened cores can do.

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