Jul 15, 2020

AMD Launches 64-Core Threadripper Pro for Workstation PCs

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AMD is bringing its acclaimed Ryzen Threadripper processor lineup to the workstation PC market, starting with a new Lenovo ThinkStation model that can be equipped with 64 processor cores.

The new Ryzen Threadripper Pro chips, unveiled on Tuesday, will mark the first time in three years that workstation customers can look to AMD as an alternative to Intel’s Xeon CPUs. The current Xeon W offerings for workstations max out at 28 cores, while the new flagship Threadripper Pro 3995WX has 64 cores and 128 processor threads, which AMD says is the highest number of cores and threads available in a workstation PC.

The ThinkStation P620, the first PC to offer the new Threadripper Pro, will start shipping to customers in September for a starting price of $4,599. When equipped with the 64-core chip, it will offer better performance for some processing tasks—including rendering a 3D image with Maxon’s Cinebench R20 app—than a workstation equipped with two of the 28-core Xeon W chips, AMD says.

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