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AMD Ryzen Threadripper release date delayed?

Is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 delayed?

Updated: Oct 1, 2021 11:34 am
AMD Ryzen Threadripper release date delayed?

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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 series release date was originally thought to be around the end of 2021 at the latest. It seems however that the new Threadripper series (codenamed Chagall) may have been pushed back again, according to the most recent rumors. Eager consumers have been anticipating the release of the next AMD HEDT series of CPUs for a while now, as the last 3000 series of Threadrippers was released back in November 2019.

Is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 series delayed?

The latest rumors of the AMD Threadripper 5000 release date come from known leaker Greymon55, who tweeted that Chagall seems to be delayed again, probably next year. Our money would be on an early 2022 release for the Threadrippers, but with the global silicon shortage continuing, who knows how far they may get pushed back?

What is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper?

The Threadripper series fall under the category of HEDT (High-End Desktop) processors, that is CPUs that offer the most power available in the retail market. Ultimately Threadrippers are aimed primarily at content creators that need the most CPU power possible: for 3D rendering, CAD work, high-end streaming, and any workload that requires a high number of calculations to be processed simultaneously (including some scientific work and statistical calculations). As a result, they are packed with a high number of CPU cores and therefore threads (which rip). Intel doesn’t really have a direct competing equivalent to the AMD Threadripper series: the Intel Core i9 11900K coming below in price and performance and the Intel Xeon series (designed for servers) being higher up the pecking order, competing with the AMD Epic series.

For the mast majority of gamers, buying a Threadripper for their gaming PC will be complete overkill, unless of course it’s a dual-use machine used for any of the above workloads as well. An AMD Ryzen 9 5950X or Intel Core i9 11900K is the most amount of CPU power you’ll need if you’re a pure gamer, and even then you’d be better going for a cheaper CPU and spending more money on buying the best graphics card. Of course, if you are a video game streamer with cash to burn you may want to consider it, so you are more easily able to game, stream, and even render videos simultaneously. Then again there are many cheaper options for the Best Streaming PC Build in 2021.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 series Chagall specifications

The below are the best current estimated specifications for the Threadripper 5000 series. The AMD Threadripper 5000 series will either be based on Zen 3 architecture, or possibly on the upcoming Zen3+, and will have broadly the same core count of their equivalent 3000 series SKUs, but will likely see an increased peak frequency and other efficiencies derived from the architecture.

Model nameCores (Threads)Base ClockTurbo ClockTDPPCIe 4.0 LanesDDR4 Memory
TR PRO 5995WX 64 (128)TBCTBC280W1288x
TR PRO 5975WX 32 (64)TBCTBC280W1288x
TR PRO 5965WX24 (48)TBCTBC280W1288x
TR PRO 5955WX16 (32)TBCTBC280W1288x
TR PRO 5945WX 12 (24)TBCTBC280W1288x
TR 5990X64 (128)TBCTBC280W644x
TR 5970X 32 (64)TBCTBC280W644x
TR 5960X24 (48)TBCTBC280W644x

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