Images of what is believed to be AMD’s next-generation Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7985WX 64-Core CPU have emerged, generating significant buzz within the tech community. The leak, brought to light by a user known as Yuuki_AnS, showcases a listing for the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7985WX CPU on the Goofish platform.
Under the hood, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7985WX, identified by the code “100-000000454”, boasts an impressive 64 cores based on the Zen 4 core architecture. This comprises 8 CCDs with a substantial 256 MB of L3 cache and a total of 128 threads. With an expected TDP of around 350W, it aligns itself as a powerful contender compatible with the Storm Peak platform.
Why use SP6？— 结城安穗-YuuKi_AnS🍥 (@yuuki_ans) September 16, 2023
I prefer the SP5 Socket. pic.twitter.com/cB6udRYgra
A notable aspect is its listing for compatibility with the AMD SP6 socket, specifically designed for the EPYC 8004 “Siena” family. These chips employ an LGA 4844 layout and are in harmony with the new SP6 socket, tailored as an economical workstation and server-oriented solution. This stands in contrast to Genoa and Bergamo, which are engineered for the high-end data center and HPC segment, operating on AMD’s SP5 “LGA 6096” socket.
The AMD Storm Peak platform is anticipated to arrive in two iterations: an 8-channel and a 4-channel offering. The 8-channel variant is poised to utilize the higher-end SP5 socket, accommodating the Threadripper 7995WX 96-core CPU. Realizing 12 CCDs within the SP6 package size appears improbable unless the CPU adopts a Zen 4C configuration, potentially supporting up to 96 cores in a 6 CCD layout, though such a scenario is deemed highly unlikely.
On the other hand, the SP5 socket is projected to support a maximum of 8 CCDs, allowing for up to 64 cores and 128 threads based on the Zen 4 architecture. The carrier frame around the CPU is also inscribed with “SP6,” confirming its compatibility with the LGA 4844 socket.
The Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7985WX CPU promises to be a noteworthy addition to AMD’s arsenal of high-performance processors. Priced at 999 RMB, equivalent to approximately $1300 US, this early engineering sample is distinguished by its labels and OPN-Code. While the seller assures functionality, a compatible board is currently unavailable for purchase. Its substantial core count and expansive cache make it a compelling option for professionals handling intensive workloads.