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AMD’s Threadripper CPUs return with a 96-core monster chip

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AMD is bringing its Threadripper CPUs back with two brand-new classes and two new chipsets. There’s a Pro series of Threadripper chips that are designed to be part of the very top workstations for professionals, and there’s a non-Pro series for high-end desktop (HEDT) PCs and “prosumers” who don’t need manageability features, eight-channel memory, or huge amounts of PCIe Gen 5 lanes.

Both the Pro and HEDT chips are based on AMD’s Zen 4 architecture, with access to the latest PCIe Gen 5 high-speed storage. At the very top of the Threadripper Pro chips is the 7995WX, which offers 96 cores and 192 threads, a max boost of 5.3GHz, up to 384MB of L3 cache, and 128 PCIe Gen 5 lanes. AMD is offering six Threadripper Pro chips, with the…

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