AMD today has officially announced the new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series workstation CPUs. There are five SKUs, now available for order with the Lenovo ThinkStation P620.
Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the new AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5000 WX-Series workstation processors, led by the 64-core, 128-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX. Building on the best-selling and award-winning Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 WX processors, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors bring dominant, full-spectrum performance leadership across multiple workstation workloads due to the performance and efficiency of the “Zen 3” core architecture and increased processor frequencies.1,2 Today also marks the launch of the first workstations powered by the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors – the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 featuring all five of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processor models – providing workstation users with industry-leading performance.2
“For many workstation users, success is dependent on having the right tools to complete jobs quickly, which is why they need hardware that provides unmatched performance and gives them a competitive edge,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit. “We created the Ryzen Threadripper PRO Ryzen 5000 WX-Series processors with this in mind, bringing professionals the incredible performance and efficiency needed to run today’s most demanding workstation applications faster than ever before.”
“We have rendered an incredible amount of frames with EPYC™ server processors and a Threadripper Pro 5000WX processor. The magic is in the iterations. A single visual effects shot could have hundreds or more updates and it takes immense processing power to turn around these iterations quickly,” said Paul Lambert, two-time Academy Award winner and VFX Supervisor for Dune. “We’ve been lucky to demo the new Threadripper PRO. We’re seeing a 2X improvement on our CPU render times.”
“Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series were the best performing processors we have tested for ILM StageCraft,” said Nick Rasmussen, Principal Engineer and Architect, StageCraft, Industrial Light & Magic. “It’s significantly faster than the equivalent Threadripper PRO 3000 WX processor, and we saw up to a 2X or more speedup on CPU heavy loads versus our performance baseline. This high performance coupled with the extensive I/O capabilities makes Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series an ideal workstation processor for our cutting-edge virtual production work.”
“Over the last two years, we’ve seen tremendous market demand for the ThinkStation P620 across industries where our customers depend on us to provide professional-grade workstations that can not only keep pace, but outperform what was previously possible,” said Rob Herman, Vice President of Lenovo’s Workstation and Client AI Business Unit. “We’re excited to continue working closely with AMD to bring the next generation of the ThinkStation P620, powered by the latest Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors, to artists, architects, engineers and other demanding professional users. With this new system, our customers can accelerate increasingly complex workflows in order to get more done in less time.”
“Ever since their introduction, the Ryzen Threadripper CPUs have offered impressive rendering performance,” said Vlado Koylazov, Academy Award Winner and Co-Founder, Chaos. “The new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors further improve on this, allowing 3D artists and architectural visualization professionals unparalleled ability to accomplish even more in less time.”
“This year we’ve began migrating all global studios production systems to AMD, with EPYC processors powering our render farms and Threadripper PRO processors powering our workstations,” said Sayma Mishra, Chief DCC Technology Officer, Binyan Studios. “The new capabilities and performance have been a game changer for Binyan Studios and AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors take us to new heights.”
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Processors
The AMD Threadripper processor lineup redefined the workstation market when it launched in 2017, bringing unmatched core counts and multi-threaded performance for enthusiasts, prosumers and professional users. Since its first generation, AMD has continued to expand the Threadripper lineup, increasing the performance, core, and thread counts reflected in real-world success, while introducing key support and security features for enterprise users, providing the tools necessary to handle the most demanding creative and production workloads quickly and efficiently.
Building on the success of AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 WX processors, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors combine the incredible performance of the “Zen 3” architecture with the enterprise security features, manageability, and scalability of AMD PRO technologies. With higher frequencies and an enhanced L3 cache architecture, the new Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors ensure users can tackle lightly threaded workloads, while also delivering leading multithreaded performance.3
Delivering up to double the performance of competing single socket solutions4 and up to 95% higher performance than workstations using two competing server processors, AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors deliver dominant performance on multiple workloads across the entire product portfolio.5
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors support an industry-leading 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes, enabling more graphics and storage expandability than competing solutions. The processors enable up to 43% higher graphics performance and up to 2.2x the storage performance of competing solutions.6
Consuming up to 67% lower power per core, AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors deliver up to double the performance-to-power ratio of competing solutions.7 The processor’s highly efficient “Zen 3” cores advance sustainability, while delivering industry-leading performance.2
Designed to handle the most complex professional workloads, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processor lineup delivers the ability to render and edit in 8K, develop complex simulations and designs and rapidly develop and compile code to give professionals a competitive edge and do more in less time.
|PCIe® 4.0 lanes||Memory Support|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5995WX||64/128||Up to 4.5/2.7||288MB||280W||128||Up to 2TB ECC UDIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5975WX||32/64||Up to 4.5/3.6||144MB||280W||128||Up to 2TB ECC UDIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5965WX||24/48||Up to 4.5/3.8||140MB||280W||128||Up to 2TB ECC UDIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper™
|16/32||Up to 4.5/4.0||72MB||280W||128||Up to 2TB ECC UDIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5945WX||12/24||Up to 4.5/4.1||70MB||280W||128||Up to 2TB ECC UDIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM|
Built for Professionals
Supporting the incredible performance of Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors and helping create a solution for the most demanding professionally managed IT environments, are several AMD PRO technologies including:
- AMD Memory Guard – Encrypts memory to prevent physical attacks on sensitive data.
- AMD Secure Processor – Integrated, on-chip security processor designed to protect sensitive data and validate code before it is executed.
- AMD Shadow Stack – Innovative set of hardware protections built into the processor to help mitigate a common type of malware attack by preventing memory modification for instructions.
The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors are available in the Lenovo ThinkStation P620.