AMD’s new 64-core Threadripper Pro CPU is on sale now

Although AMD is well-known for reasonable price tags, it is taking on new heights now, and its product cost is skyrocketing. AMD’s latest 64-core CPU is on sale coming to the show, but the price is too high and will significantly affect your bank account.

The retailers and distributors have started selling the first Threadripper 5995WX online after AMD confirmed its availability over a broader range. Having a solid 32-core and a 24-core part, this is to note that it presented the beast of a CPU back in March 2022, and not only that, consisting of this new Zen 3 processor family, Lenovo and Dell have already announced their workstations. Looking at its popularity and hype, enthusiasts will go on to have a keener look at it.

Two exciting scenarios were seen as the searches for buying the ThreadRipper Pro 5995WX online were executed. The item was listed as being temporarily OOS (out-of-specification) with a sticker price of $7359.95, with the cost being skyrocketing, but you can also lease it for $211.69 per month. Still, that might not be a good idea, given that processor prices at the high-end do not depreciate fast enough to justify leasing). It was the first exciting thing about the online searches being executed.

As the cost is too much, buyers could buy it regularly; the part is sold for as low as $ 5,000 by a Chinese server specialist Shenzhen Chengdaxin Technology, with a 33% discount compared to its US rival. A catch to buying the part this way is that it will require facing up a KYC (know your customer) process before purchasing the domain. It is the second exciting thing about online sales, it is also beneficial, but with a catch, not everyone can access it.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 SKUCores / ThreadsFrequency (Boost / Base)TDP
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX64 / 128Up to 4.5 / 2.7 GHz280W
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5975WX32 / 64Up to 4.5 / 3.6 GHz280W
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5965WX24 / 48Up to 4.5 / 3.8 GHz280W

Sticker shock

As the price stands at an elevated level now, on the contrary, carrying a retail price of just $5,500, the former Threadripper Pro, the 3995WX, was released in July 2020. Although its cost was a lot then, the new price for the latest one is also not satisfying the consumers.

Usually, the price increase comes with an increase in built-in systems, but as there were no such changes seen in the previous generations, the increase in price does not include the rise in core counts or stuff like that. The reason might be that the 128-cores (or 256-threads) won’t do any good regarding the applications that ThreadRipper Pro targets. Nevertheless, with no increase in core counts, the price will stay as high as it is now. Targeting cloud computing, hyperscalers, and data centers, all that remains and matters is the exclusivity of the EPYC range.

Consumers will look out for its features as such a hike in prove must come with significant performance improvements. Regarding the performance chart, the same maximum clock speed across all the new Threadripper Pro processors is around 4.5GHz. It also has a TDP of 280W, features a 256MB L3 cache, and supports up to 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes; the 5995WX offers a base speed of 2.7GHz. Looking at the figures, some consumers may find it convenient to grab onto the latest version, but going up to this will still cost a ton.

Keeping in mind that it might need a firmware update, the motherboards with a WRX80 chipset and the sWRX8 socket to host the new parts will do the trick for going on with the latest threadripper. It is already a lot to go through, but we will eventually find out how the community reacts to the events. Some will find it convenient and easy to go, but some will see it as a drag for the company hiking the price following a typical trend of previous generations.