Now that AMD has released its Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ processors, it can spend time on other things. We already know that the red team will use the Zen 4 microarchitecture in different segments. We even saw EPYC Genoa chips with up to 96 cores in testing. Now the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series ‘Storm Peak’ processors are being tested.
A 64-core, SMT-powered engineering sample chip has surfaced at Einsten@Home. The CPU is labeled “AuthenticAMD AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000454-20_Y [Family 25 Model 24 Stepping 1]”, which does not correspond to any known AMD processor. The exact processor model and platform is unknown, but it is likely to be from the Threadripper 7000 series.
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 5000WX series processors for workstations were released much later than expected. With the Zen 4-based Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series, the process seems to be faster. According to the official roadmap, these CPUs will be introduced in the first half of 2023.
There are not enough performance figures for the CPUs on Einstein@Home. Therefore, it is not possible to say anything about the performance of the upcoming Threadripper chips. Still, we know that the processors are in the engineering sample stage. The fact that the tests are taking place outside the lab shows that everything is in order.