First, Preface: The strongest consumer processor coming!
This is the most powerful consumer processor yet!
In November 2019, Intel released the 10th generation of Core X processors of Cascade Lake-X architecture, but what people did not expect was that this was the last generation of Core X products, and the i9-10980XE processor became the last singing voice of Intel HEDT platform.
Why is that? It's easy to understand!
Because as early as 2017, AMD brought the top Rydragon Thread ripper (thread ripper) processor for the HEDT platform, 16 core 32 threads, 16MB level 3 cache, 64 PCIe 3.0, four-channel DDR4 specifications, the Core X to kill.
Since then, HEDT has become a platform for AMD's solo dance.
In fact, even the Ryzen in the mainstream field is enough to put the Core X to shame, such as the 2020 Ryzen 5000. the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X can beat the 18-core i9-10980XE with only 1/3 power consumption and less than half the price, not to mention the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X.
On November 18, 2023, AMD released the Thread Ripper 7980X processor based on the Zen 4 architecture, successfully winning the throne of the strongest consumer processor once again, and the previous generation of thread ripper PRO 5995WX has no opponent in its lifetime.
Thread Ripper 7980X is based on the latest Zen 4 architecture, with 64 core 128 threads, three-level cache up to 256MB, support for four-channel DDR5 5200MHz memory, base frequency 3.2GHz, maximum acceleration frequency 5.1GHz, It has 48 PCIe 5.0 channels and 32 PCIe 4.0 channels, TDP 350W.
It is worth mentioning that the Thread Ripper 7000 series processors have set a 95 degree temperature wall and cannot be changed.
Cpu-dies and I/O dies will be split into Chiplets with eight 5nm CPU dies and one 12nm I/O Die. Each CPU Die will contain eight Zen4 cores, for a total of 64 cores.