AMD has announced the worldwide availability of its 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper PRO CPU.
This series of workstation CPU chips are actually readily available in the market around January but not in standalone packaging. Instead, it was first debuted in Lenovo’s ThinkStation P620 as an early exclusive access to partner system that grants industry and professional users the ability to deploy powerful setups quickly to accelerate their workload, particularly cinematography and 3D modeling businesses. With the global release of the CPU to the public, users are finally able to build their own rigs off of this beastly processor.
Here’s a quick rundown of the basic specs of all 4 available models.
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Aside from the innate support of PCIe 4.0 with 128 lanes for blazing-fast storage and some other add-on cards, the Secure Processor feature protects against most rootkits and hardware-based exploits through the introduction of an integrated security chip with permanent root-of-trust for enhanced verification and encryption while Memory Guard does almost similar things except designed for protecting physical memory. Additionally, a suite of management software allows systems running the Threadripper PRO chip to gain access to remote updates, troubleshooting, and upgrading capabilities for all logical and virtual environments.
While local pricing for the Malaysia market will need some time to be announced, the reference price in USD is as follows.
- Threadripper PRO 3995WX: USD5,489 (~RM22227.71)
- Threadripper PRO 3975WX: USD2,749 (~RM11132.08)
- Threadripper PRO 3955WX: USD1,149 (~RM4652.88)
- Threadripper PRO 3945WX: TBA
Additional info and performance graphs can be found on the official website.