According to Chi11eddog’s Twitter account, which happens to be a reliable source, AMD is planning to introduce and supply Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Storm Peak processors in The third quarter of 2023 plans As mentioned, AMD plans to release two series of processors: a professional HEDT processor series and a workstation processor series.
Two different platforms for Threadripper 7000 processors
While the tweet in question does not give us any information about the configuration of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processors themselves, it does reveal some new information about its platforms. The HEDT platform of this series is supposed to support four-channel memory, 64 PCIe 5.0 lanes and 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes. This platform will also have the ability to overclock.
On the other hand, the workstation platform of this series is supposed to support eight-channel memory. In addition, the number of PCIe 5.0 lanes is doubled and is 128. Unfortunately, the Threadripper 7000 workstation platform will not support overclocking, either for the processor or for the memory.
Previously, the news said that the Threadripper Zen 4 processors are going to have up to 96 cores, which is ultimately the same as the server-specific EPYC 9004 Genoa processors. In that case, AMD’s plans will be very close to Intel’s plans for the Xeon 3400/2400 Sapphire Rapids processors.
It’s also worth noting that AMD has two different sockets for Zen 4 EPYC processors: SP5 and SP6. The SP5 socket was previously used for EPYC 9004 Genoa processors, but the SP6 socket has never been used for another platform. The SP5 platform has up to 160 PCIe 5.0 lanes and 12 DDR5 memory channels, while the SP6 platform only supports 96 PCIe 5.0 lanes and 6 memory channels.
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