AMD's brings its Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 series to System Integrators - Coming Soon to the DIY market

It will be a while before we see Zen 4 Threadripper processors

AMD's brings its Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 series to System Integrators - Coming Soon to the DIY market

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 series is coming soon to the DIY PC market - Overclocking will be supported

AMD has just confirmed that their Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 series processors will soon be available to a wide range of system integrators (SIs), and that their exclusivity arrangement with Lenovo has come to an end. AMD's Ryzen 5000 Threadripper Pro series CPUs are now available within Dell's Precision 7865 workstation. 

This expanded availability will allow more customers to purchase AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX-series processors, offering users support for 8-channel DDR4 memory, PCIe 4.0 connectivity, up to 64 cores, 128 PCIe lanes, and the benefits of AMD's Zen 3 CPU architecture.

AMD's brings its Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 series to System Integrators - Coming Soon to the DIY market

What about the DIY market? 

AMD has confirmed that their Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-series processors will be coming to the DIY PC market this year, and that in addition to AMD's Threadripper PRO feature set, that selected WRX80 motherboards from AMD's hardware partners will be able to offer users both CPU and memory overclocking support.

AMD has also confirmed that users of AMD's WRX80 series motherboards will be able to upgrade their Threadripper PRO 3000 WX CPUs to newer 5000 WX series models as a "drop-in" upgrade. These CPU upgrades will require motherboard BIOS updates to enable, allowing Threadripper PRO users to upgrade from Zen 2 to Zen 3. 

Below are the specifications of AMD's new Threadripper PRO series CPUs.

AMD's brings its Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 series to System Integrators - Coming Soon to the DIY marketIs to too late for Zen 3 Threadripper CPUs?

AMD is broadening the availability of their Ryzen 5000 Threadripper PRO series CPUs late in Zen 3's life cycle. Zen 4 based Ryzen and EPYC series processors are launching later this year, and it is only a matter of time before AMD launches Zen 4 based Threadripper PRO series CPUs.

While it is late in AMD's Ryzen 5000/Zen 3 life cycle, that does not mean that workstation users and other professionals would not benefit from investing in a Zen 3 based Threadripper PRO system. Simply put, AMD's Ryzen Threadripper PC 5000 WX series can deliver best-in-class performance within many workloads, and for many users, waiting for Zen 4 based Threadripper processors is not worthwhile. If it took this long for AMD to release Zen 3 based Threadripper PRO processors this broadly, how long will it take for AMD to release Zen 4 based Threadripper models?

If you need the performance and connectivity of Threadripper today, AMD's Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 series will deliver excellent results. If you are waiting for something a little more "next-gen", you will be waiting for a while. Whether or not the wait is worth it depends on the your needs and whether or not your current systems are up for the task while you wait for something new.

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