In the third quarter, AMD will release Ryzen Threadripper 7000 processors based on the Zen 4 architecture. Several partners have already blabbed about this, including ASUS and Noctua, and now confirmation has come from the “red” chipmaker. AMD has mentioned the new “gems” in official docs.
Most importantly, AMD is preparing to release two lines of processors at once: Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000. According to preliminary information, regular models will receive a 4-channel DDR5 controller and 64 lanes of the PCI Express 5.0 interface, while the equipment of the PRO versions will include 8 -channel DDR5 controller and 128 PCI-E 5.0 lanes. That is, AMD, as well as Intel, will divide the new HEDT platform into two classes.
Regarding the maximum number of Zen 4 cores, there has been no official information. However, nothing prevents AMD from releasing an analogue of 96-core EPYC Genoa CPUs for workstations.