AMD has announced prices for its Threadripper Pro processors. The company introduced the line itself relatively recently, but did not disclose the prices, keeping the intrigue. Now they go on sale, so the cost of chips is no longer a secret.
So, the price of Threadripper Pro 3995WX is $5489, Threadripper Pro 3975WX — $2749, Threadripper Pro 3955WX — $1149. By the way, the company initially stated that its processors are available only for workstations supplied to AMD partners.
These processors are significantly more expensive than the previous generation. There is an explanation for this — the new chips are much more functional.
So, Ryzen Threadripper Pro has 128 lines of PCI Express 4.0 interface, plus an 8-channel DDR4-3200 memory controller, support for up to 2 TB of RAM, as well as a set of AMD PRO Technologies, which is in demand in the corporate sector.
As a result, the 64-core Threadripper Pro model retails for about $2,100 more than the 64-core Threadripper 3990X, and the 32-core model is $1,000 more expensive than the 32-core Threadripper 3970X.
Processors have already started appearing in retailers ‘ databases. But in many cases, the cost of chips is higher than announced by the manufacturer. As an example, the Compusource store estimated the flagship chip at $6086, Threadripper Pro 3975WX at $3043, and Threadripper Pro 3955WX at $1253.
The chips can work only on motherboards with the AMD WRX80 logic, for example, ASUS WRX80 Sage SE WS Pro and Gigabyte WRX80 SU8. ASUS has already introduced a new Board on its website, but its cost, as well as the cost of boards from other manufacturers, is still unknown. But the characteristics of some motherboards are known.
The Pro WS Sage SE comes with seven PCIe 4.0 x16 slots and eight memory slots. The Board supports RDIMMs and has a BMC chip for remote control.
The Gigabyte WRX80 SU8 also has seven PCIe slots, plus 2 ports of 10 GbE, 2 — GbE, there is BMC, plus 7.1-channel audio.