The latest reports on AMD’s 5000 series Threadripper processors suggest that a launch could be as soon as August 2021. The rumours emerge from MoePC and claim that the ‘Chagall’ processor lineup will feature faster xGMI, greater L3 cache, and could be on our theoretical shelves in a months time.
Over the years, the battle for processor superiority has raged on between team red and blue. However, thanks to the arrival of Ryzen, AMD has seemingly snatched the crown from long-time holders Intel – not only providing users with faster, more efficient hardware but also reducing processor costs in the process.
AMD look set to land another hammer blow into Intel with the Ryzen 5000 series ‘Chagall’ processors, offering even more power to the productivity marketplace.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series To Feature Faster xGMI
The new HEDT CPUs will come to the table boasting the latest Zen 3 core architecture, which in turn, will lead to a 19% IPC uplift over the existing Zen 2 3000 series Threadripper lineup.
As far as specs go, users can expect the Ryzen Threadripper 5000 series to feature the same 64 cores and 128 threads we’ve seen in the predecessor lineup. That said, we should see a boost in clocks speeds and a rearranged L3 cache, all built around a more refined 7nm process node from TSMC – ultimately leading to better efficiency.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Specifications
The picture above was originally posted by MoePC, speculating an xGMI upgrade that sees the Threadripper 5000 series go from 16 GT to 18 GT. The HEDT CPUs will also feature the same 8+1 MCM configuration, alongside the same die size, layout, and TDP.
As you can see, AMD doesn’t look to be planning a move to DDR5 or PCIe 5.0 anytime soon – a feature Intel has jumped on. One area where the 5000 series will see a drastic improvement, however, is the L3 cache. Users can expect the L3 cache to double from 16MB per CCX to 32MB per CCX.
Like always, and to AMD’s credit, the next generation of Ryzen Threadripper Chagall CPUs looks set to keep the same TRX4 socket (SP3r3). Based on previous leaks, AMD was only announcing the platform in August – with official release dates being closer to September 2021. However, with the latest HEDT CPUs starting to crop up on a number of changelogs, it seems like the most recent rumours could be legit.
|Architecture||Zen (1)||Zen (1) / Zen+||Zen (2) / Zen+||Zen (3) / Zen 2||Zen (3) / Zen 3 (+)||Zen (4) / Zen 3 (+)||Zen (4)||Zen (4) / Zen (5)|
|Process Node||14nm||14nm / 12nm||7nm||7nm||7nm||5nm / 6nm||5nm||5nm / 3nm|
|Server||EPYC ‘Naples’||EPYC ‘Naples’||EPYC ‘Rome’||EPYC ‘Rome’||EPYC ‘Milan’||EPYC ‘Genoa’||TBD||TBD|
|Max Server Cores / Threads||32/64||32/64||64/128||64/128||64/128||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|High End Desktop||Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series (White Haven)||Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series (Coflax)||Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak)||Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak)||Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series (Chagall)||Ryzen Threadripper 6000 Series||Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series||Ryzen Threadripper 8000 Series|
|Ryzen Family||Ryzen 1000 Series||Ryzen 2000 Series||Ryzen 3000 Series||Ryzen 4000/5000 Series||Ryzen 5000 Series||Ryzen 6000 Series||Ryzen 7000 Series||Ryzen 8000 Series|
|Max HEDT Cores / Threads||16/32||32/64||64/128||64/128||64/128||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Mainstream Desktop||Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge)||Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge)||Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse)||Ryzen 5000 Series (Vermeer)||Ryzen 5000/6000 Series (Warhol)||Ryzen 6000/7000 Series (Raphael)||TBD||TBD|
|Max Mainstream Cores / Threads||8/16||8/16||16/32||16/32||16/32||16/32||TBD||TBD|
|Budget APU||N/A||Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge)||Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso Zen+)||Ryzen 4000 Series (Renoir Zen 2)||Ryzen 5000 Series (Cezanne Zen 3)||Ryzen 6000 Series (Rembrandt Zen 3+)||Ryzen 7000 Series (Phoenix Zen 4)||Ryzen 8000 (Strix Point Zen 5)|