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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Zen 3 Based CPU To Launch in August 2021

According to the latest rumors, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Zen 3 based processors will take a long time to arrive, practically two years later compared to the 3000 series that precedes it, and it is indicated that they would arrive in August.

Although it could be thought that this late launch would be linked to the availability of chips, it is added that AMD would be having problems with the development of these processors with the Zen 3 architecture, where the first test units would not be offering the same performance compared to their AM4 counterparts for consumer computers.

Considering that the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 offers the PCI-Express 4.0 interface, and will continue to use DDR4 memory, it is a big setback, and more so when Intel will launch its consumer processors with access to the PCI-Express 5.0 interface and a few DDR5 memory months later.

At least AMD will continue with its undoubted advantage in the number of cores since although the cap will continue to be set at 64 cores, the most basic model would arrive with 16 cores and 32 processing threads to be a more affordable option.

One of the major changes will be the Zen 3 core architecture itself, which will result in a 19% IPC increase over the current Threadripper 3000 lineup based on Zen 2. The CPUs offer faster clock speeds, rearranged cache (L3), and have a slightly optimized 7nm process node from TSMC to provide better overall efficiency.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 CPU will also retain support on the TRX40 platform and will be the last generation of Threadripper CPUs for SP3 socket before AMD migrates to its new platform that supports DDR5 and PCIe 5.0. According to the leaker Yuko Yoshida, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 is expected to debut in August 2021, so we can expect it to be unveiled in mid-2021.