If the situation still favours Intel in the desktop segment, this is no longer the case when it comes to servers. AMD Genoa with Zen 4 destroys everything Intel has released so far. And the Threadripper is a sort of direct descendant of this product family, a CPU that will therefore offer 96 cores to wealthy end-users and professional workstations. Thanks to an insider tip from Asus, we now know that the Threadripper 7000 generation should arrive in the second half of this year. Tony Yu of ASUS has indicated that AMD plans to launch its new TR5 platform in the second half of 2023, TR5 being the socket intended to receive the new Zen 4 generation of Threadripper, a socket that is also in the direct lineage of the SP5 Socket (LGA6096) specifically launched for EPYC 9004. This is not the first time that the month of September has been mentioned for the arrival of these processors.
Threadripper 7000: up to 96 cores and 128 PCIe 5.0 lines
On this series we should get support for four-channel memory, 64 PCIe 5.0 lanes, eight PCIe 3.0 lanes and overclocking. However the workstation chips, presumably the Pro variants, apparently include eight-channel memory, 128 PCIe 5.0 lanes and eight PCIe 3.0 lanes. On the latter, overclocking would not be possible. Finally, if September is thus mentioned for a commercial launch, we might see an official appearance of the CPUs and motherboards at Computex 2023 (from May 30 to June 2).