AMD has announced that three Ryzen Threadripper Pro CPUs are now available to buy as standalone products from online retailers across the globe.
The freshly unleashed models are the AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX, 3975WX and 3955WX, which are seriously powerful processors aimed at workstation PCs and professional use. Previously, these chips were only available in prebuilt workstations, but you can now buy them separately to put in your own dream machine.
These Ryzen Threadripper Pro CPUs offer 8 channels of memory alongside 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0, plus various bits of AMD Pro Security tech. The latter includes AMD Secure Processor, a dedicated security system, plus AMD Memory Guard which provides real-time encryption of system RAM, all of which should help keep your sensitive data safe.
Spearheading the range, AMD’s Threadripper Pro 3995WX bristles with 64-cores (and 128-threads), having a base clock of 2.7GHz and boost of up to 4.2GHz (with a TDP of 280W).
Of course, all this performance doesn’t come cheap. In fact, the recommended U.S. price for these processors is $5,489 for the Threadripper Pro 3995WX, and $2,749 for the 3975WX, with the 3955WX reaching $1,149.
In the United Kingdom, Scan sells the 3995WX at less than £5,000, the 3975WX sells half of it at £2,500, and the 3955WX makes a hole of £1,050 in your wallet (note that the latter processor is still on pre-order, at least at Scan).
As mentioned, these processors are intended for professional users and are not suitable for consumer PCs, as you probably guessed from the exorbitant prices – although these prices are competitive with Intel’s rival workstation chips.
For example, Intel’s Xeon W-3275, a 28-core processor for professional workstations, has a recommended retail price of $4,449, so the 64-core 3995WX is just a big plus, comfortably outperforming the Xeon in a variety of content creation tasks, as evidenced by references provided by AMD.
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