Today AMD is officially going to start offering its Ryzen Threadripper Pro processors at retail, effectively ending the exclusivity deal with Lenovo on the product line. To date, Lenovo is the only company to have offered Threadripper Pro in the Thinkstation P620 platform. In the past few months, beginning with the CES trade show, we have seen three motherboard manufacturers showcase models of compatible motherboards for the retail market, and today is supposed to be the day that systems with those motherboards can be purchased.

At the launch of the Threadripper Pro platform, AMD advertised four different models from 12 cores up to 64 cores, built upon its Zen 2 architecture and mirroring the Threadripper 3000 family of hardware. The Pro element is an upgrade, giving the processor eight memory channels rather than four, support for 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes, support for up to 2 TB of ECC memory per CPU, and Pro-level admin tools. In essence, sometimes it is easier to think of Threadripper Pro more as ‘Workstation EPYC’, as these new processors are aimed at the traditional workstation crowd.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro
AnandTech Cores Base
Freq
Turbo
Freq
PCIe
4.0
L3
Cache
DDR
Cap
Price
SEP
3995WX 64 / 128 2700 4200 128 256 MB 2 TB $5490
3975WX 32 / 64 3500 4200 128 128 MB 2 TB $2750
3955WX 16 / 32 3900 4300 128 64 MB 2 TB $1150
3945WX 12 / 24 4000 4300 128 64 MB 2 TB *
*Special OEM model
TR
3990X
64 / 128 2900 4300 64 256 MB 256 GB $3990
EPYC
7702P
64 / 128 2000 3350 128 256 MB 4 TB $4425

Out of the four processors, only three are being made at retail – that final 12-core processor is going to remain for specific OEM projects only. Pricing for these units is also being announced today, with the 64-core model sitting at $5490, the 32-core model at $2750, and the 16-core model at $1150.

These prices are larger than the equivalent Threadripper processors by up to 40%, despite our benchmarks showing the difference between the 64-core parts actually around 3% on average. This is because of all the extra features that Threadripper Pro brings to the table.

Motherboards from three manufacturers will be made available: the Supermicro M12SWA-TF, the GIGABYTE WRX80-SU8-IPMI, and the ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WiFi. Prices for these motherboards are currently unknown, however we did have a short hands on with the ASUS motherboard which you can find in the link below.

We have already reviewed both the Threadripper Pro 3995WX and the Lenovo ThinkStation P620, which you can find here:

Exactly where and when these CPUs will start at the usual retail places is unclear - we do know that system integrators have been developing configurations with the hardware for several weeks now, so we might see these parts first hit the pre-built area before going fully retail.

We are hoping to get review units for the other CPUs in later this month, along with a few of these motherboards.

 

Update 1: Scan in the UK is currently selling the 64-core (£5000) and 32-core (£2500), with the 16-core (£1050) on preorder. They also have the ASUS motherboard for sale for £890.

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  • kaidenshi - Sunday, March 7, 2021 - link

    "The fixed rear IO is frivolous."

    Now I know you're trolling.
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  • biostud - Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - link

    Not compared to Intel. Also if you have tasks that can benefit from one of these, most likely the cost of the CPU is not the largest post on your budget. Reply
  • eek2121 - Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - link

    Cheaper than Xeons for the core count. Reply
  • WaltC - Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - link

    They're only "expensive" until compared with the much higher prices of the closest CPUs Intel makes to their performance levels (Intel CPUs that actually aren't very close at all in performance, remarkably.) Compared with the only competition in sight, AMD walks away with value and performance. Reply
  • Mr Perfect - Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - link

    A little disappointed the 12 core is OEM only. Why does AMD ignore users who need memory bandwidth and IO, but not cores? Reply
  • rnalsation - Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - link

    I guess people will just have to buy the 16 core. Oh no! Reply
  • Mr Perfect - Thursday, March 4, 2021 - link

    They could really simplify their whole supply chain by making everything but the 64 core CPU OEM! It costs a little more, but think of the ease of not having to pick the right CPU for your workload! Reply
  • Supercell99 - Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - link

    Maybe we will see some actually widespread availability in 2025. Reply
  • lmcd - Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - link

    This uses Zen 2 dies that are still readily available at MSRP. Please. Shut up. Reply
  • Makaveli - Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - link

    Amen! Reply

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