AMD has announced the new line of Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors, intended to professional workstations like the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 which has been jointly presented as the first machine to use them.
«AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors are specifically designed to set a new industry standard in computing performance for professional workstations», said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager of the AMD Client business unit. “The Threadrippers’ extreme performance, high core counts and bandwidth are now available with AMD PRO technology features, including seamless manageability and unique integrated data protection”, assures the executive.
To understand us, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO are the equivalents with security and management functions integrated in hardware of the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 that we already knew. They are the most powerful processors ever made by AMD for the customer segment, are part of High Performance Solutions (HEDT), and are the engines for creating both enthusiastic grade PCs and professional workstations.
Based on the ZEN 2 architecture and design derived from the MCM «Rome» multi-chip modules, the Threadripper 3 processors are supported by three different chipsets (TRX40, TRX80 and WRX80) which are the ones that truly define their positioning in the market. The Ryzen Threadripper PRO will be the most advanced in this line with which AMD directly confronts the Intel Xeon.
Features Ryzen Threadripper PRO
«Designed for the most demanding professional environments», AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors offer the ability to render and edit at 8K resolutions, handle complex visualizations and multi-faceted simulations, and quickly process large amounts of data for creative professionals, architects, or engineers, “They can do more with their time”, highlights AMD when presenting its main features:
- The first professional workstation to support PCIe Gen 4, unlocking the full potential of the next generation of graphics cards and storage solutions.
- 128 PCIe Gen 4 lanes with up to 2.5 times the bandwidth compared to a competitive dual processor system.
- Industry leading memory bandwidth with support for ECC RDIMM, LRDIMM and 8-channel DDR4-3200 UDIMMs.
- 2TB memory support: up to twice the capacity of the competition.
- Capacity of enterprise level management AMD PRO.
- Integrated security features to help protect sensitive data.
- Simplified deployment, imaging, and management supported by today’s infrastructure.
- AMD Memory Guard – Full memory encryption to help prevent physical attacks on sensitive data.
- AMD PRO Business Ready: 18 months of software stability and 24 months of planned availability.
Ryzen Threadripper PRO Versions
AMD has announced four different models topped by a top of the range offering a whopping 64 physical cores and 128 native processing threads:
- Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX – 64 cores and 128 threads with frequencies from 2.7 to 4.2 GHz – 288 Mbytes of cache – 128 lines of PCIe 4.0 – Memory support up to 2 Tbytes – TDP of 280 watts.
- Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX – 32 cores and 64 threads with frequencies from 3.5 to 4.2 GHz – 144 Mbytes of cache – 128 lines of PCIe 4.0 – Memory support up to 2 Tbytes – TDP of 280 watts.
- Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX – 16 cores and 32 threads with frequencies from 3.9 to 4.3 GHz – 72 Mbytes of cache – 128 lines of PCIe 4.0 – Memory support up to 2 Tbytes – TDP of 280 watts.
- Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX – 12 cores and 24 threads with frequencies from 4.0 to 4.3 GHz – 70 Mbytes of cache – 128 lines of PCIe 4.0 – Memory support up to 2 Tbytes – TDP of 280 watts.
Lenovo ThinkStation P620
Announced alongside the processors and in partnership with AMD, this workstation will be the first to hit the market with these processors and will thereby become the first client machine with 64 physical cores in a single socket solution.
In addition to processors, Lenovo will include other top-level componentssuch as support for two dedicated NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 professional graphics or four RTX 4000 GPUs, which can power up to 16 independent displays.
Also supports up to 1TB of RAM and up to 20 Tbytes of storage capacity with M.2 PCIe SSD and hard drives. Its connectivity includes 10 Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.2 ports and support for the most advanced wireless standard, Wi-Fi 6. It also offers an optical drive, memory card reader and audio outputs.
“One of the challenges for IT departments we’ve seen is the drive to test new technologies before they’ve been tested, without enterprise-level features, certifications, and security and support. We have worked closely with AMD, ensuring that the ThinkStation P620 removes all of these barriers and gives users the support they need. Based on AMD’s versatile and extremely scalable Ryzen Threadripper PRO processor, there are no limits to what can be accomplished », said Rob Herman, General Manager of Lenovo’s Workstation and AI Client Business Unit.
Lenovo ThinkStation P620 will be available in September with a starting price of $ 4,599.