AMD’s newest spherical of high-end desktop (HEDT) processors based mostly on its Zen 3 structure had been by no means going to be low cost, however precisely how a lot will they value? We did not know the reply when AMD introduced its Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX collection CPUs final week. Now we do, although, and it bears repeating—they don’t seem to be low cost.
To be extra particular, on the high finish of the stack AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX formally carries a steered e-tailer value (SEP) of $6,499. To put that into perspective, the earlier technology Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX launched at $5,489, so AMD tacked on greater than a grand to its newest technology mannequin.
The actual intestine punch for fans is that AMD has executed away with non-Pro SKUs for its Threadripper household, now and perpetually. So in the event you’re an fanatic seeking to construct an HEDT system round AMD’s flagship consumer-slash-workstation processor, you are principally paying further for options you won’t even care about. Much more—the non-Pro Ryzen Threadripper 3990X debuted for $3,990.
Here’s how pricing breaks down, with earlier technology fashions included for reference…
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX (64C/128T): $6,499
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX (64C/128T): $5,489
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X (64C/128T): $3,990
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5975WX (32C/64T): $3,299
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3975WX (32C/64T): $2,749
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X (32C/64T): $1,999
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5965WX (24C/48T): $2,399
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X (24C/48T): $1,399
AMD by no means launched a 24-core/64-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Pro collection CPU, nevertheless it did make one obtainable for the usual HEDT section. Compared to that one, the latest-gen Pro version chip is $1,000 extra. It’s additionally $400 greater than the non-Pro 32-core/64-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.
These will not be leaked costs, both, however official SEPs that AMD shared with Tom’s Hardware. There are a number of takeaways right here. One is that the HEDT market because it as soon as was not exists in Threadripper land. It’s both go Pro or bust, with larger costs as well. Another takeaway is that AMD in all probability is not seeking to move a ton of those chips. By the time these launch to the DIY market, Zen 4 will both be right here (in mainstream type), or near it.
It’s no coincidence, then, that pricing is nearer in line to Intel’s Xeon W-3300 collection for the workstation. Intel’s MSRPs are set at $4,499 for the Xeon W-3375 (38C/76T), $3,499 for the Xeon W-3365 (32C/64T), and $2,499 for the Xeon W-3345 (24C/48T). Compared to these, AMD is charging rather less per core/thread.
The lack of cheaper non-Pro Threadripper fashions goes to disappoint some customers, and primarily those that need to assemble a workstation-class system for lower than Pro cash. Enthusiasts basically should not be too bummed, although, as a result of let’s face it—pitching one other Zen 3 line when Zen 4 is correct across the nook is a troublesome promote.