Will AMD be alone in WS CPUs for months to come?
The Threadripper Pro 7995X datasheet is enough to make Intel sweat. This new processor for workstations is made up of 96 cores – 192 threads with Zen 4 architecture. Despite this orgy of cores, the processor is capable of running at 5.15 GHz, a speed it achieves thanks to its 350 W TDP. Total cache memory is 384 MB L3 and 96 MB L2. If the leaked Geekbench score is true, then this Threadripper Pro 7995X scores an impressive 81,408 points in the multicore test. In the same exercise, its predecessor, the Threadripper Pro 5995WX required overclocking to 4.35 GHz to achieve 48,025 points. This represents a significant jump in performance of over 70%. When we decide to measure this new Treadripper against the champion of the Intel range, we have to go for the Intel Xeon W9-3495X with 56 cores and a TDP also of 350 W. This processor scored over 56,000 points in the same multi-core Geekbench test. It was therefore competitive with the Threadripper Pro 5995X, but it’s now well out of its depth. Of course, the next generation of Xeon Emerald Rapids is expected to arrive. But for the time being, and probably until 2024, AMD will be way out in front.
These new Zen 4-based Threadrippers should be arriving in the next few days. From a technical point of view, they’re basically the same processor as the Zen 4-based AMD EPYCs, using the same socket for their motherboards, the SP5.