AMD has launched today the new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX lineup. These chips are based on AMD's 7nm Zen 3 architecture and they come in flavors packing up to 64 cores and 128 threads, in the case of the flagship Threadripper PRO 5995WX. The Threadripper lineup is designed for High-end Desktop (HEDT) and the WX series is tailored specifically for heavy workstation users.
Commenting on the new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX, AMD's Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit, says:
For many workstation users, success is dependent on having the right tools to complete jobs quickly, which is why they need hardware that provides unmatched performance and gives them a competitive edge. We created the Ryzen Threadripper PRO Ryzen 5000 WX-Series processors with this in mind, bringing professionals the incredible performance and efficiency needed to run today’s most demanding workstation applications faster than ever before.
Among others, the VFX supervisor for the movie Dune, Paul Lambert, also had nice things to say about Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series.
We have rendered an incredible amount of frames with EPYC™ server processors and a Threadripper Pro 5000WX processor. The magic is in the iterations. A single visual effects shot could have hundreds or more updates and it takes immense processing power to turn around these iterations quickly. We’ve been lucky to demo the new Threadripper PRO. We’re seeing a 2X improvement on our CPU render times.
With more such testaments, AMD has essentially driven the point that these chips are nearly double (+95%) the performance compared to competing products. And in terms of efficiency too, the chips consume "up to 67% lower power per core".
Here is the full Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX lineup alongside their specs (click to enlarge):