AMD, Threadripper Pro 5995WX destroys the 3995WX in this benchmark

AMD, Threadripper Pro 5995WX destroys the 3995WX in this benchmark


AMD's Threadripper Pro 5995WX CPU has appeared in a new benchmark, silencing any doubts about its existence. The 64-core processor will be the flagship model of the next series of Threadripper 5000 based on the Zen 3 architecture and direct successor to the Threadripper Pro 3995WX.

Credit: AMD Aside from the number of cores, the other specifications of Threadripper Pro 5995WX remain a mystery for now. Zen 3 brought an IPC-level improvement of 19% to Ryzen desktop processors. Therefore, Threadripper should enjoy a similar level of performance increase. AMD is not expected to increase the number of cores on Threadripper (Pro), at least not for this generation, and its configurations will likely remain the same at 64, 32, 24, 16, and 12 cores.

Current Threadripper chips they plug into the sTRX4 socket, while the Pro variants require the sWRX8 socket. As both are relatively new, Threadripper 5000 will likely continue to use the aforementioned sockets. While not officially confirmed, the Threadripper Pro 5000 is expected to offer the same options as the existing Threadripper Pro 3000 series, such as 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes and support for eight-channel DDR4-3200 memory modules.

Processor Rock Model School Map Park Map School Model Threadripper Pro 5995WX 156.6 seconds 608 seconds 8.601.3 seconds 2.250.4 seconds Threadripper Pro 3995WX 205.1 seconds 844.3 seconds N / AN / A The Threadripper Pro 5995WX had previously emerged in the MilkyWay @ home IT project. However, on this occasion, the well-known leaker Benchleaks spotted the 64-core chip in the PugetBench for Metashape 1.0 benchmark, which uses Agisoft Metashape Pro 1.7.3 software. For those unfamiliar with Metashape Pro, it is a popular photogrammetry software. The Threadripper Pro 5995WX completed the Rock Model test in 156.6 seconds, while the Threadripper Pro 3995WX finished the same test in 205.1 seconds. The first, therefore, took 24% less time. In the School Map test, Threadripper Pro 5995WX and Threadripper Pro 3995WX completed their tasks in 608 seconds and 844.3 seconds respectively, with the former achieving a 28% shorter time.

Credit: Puget Systems Even if it's just a single benchmark, Threadripper (Pro) 5000 looks pretty promising. Information from Gigabyte's latest hack claims that AMD will launch Threadripper 5000 in November. However, equivalent Pro variants may not be available until 2022.

AMD EPYC™ Processors Picked by Argonne National Laboratory to Prepare for Exascale Future

—The new Polaris supercomputer will optimize AI, engineering, and scientific projects for forthcoming exascale supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory—

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) has chosen AMD EPYC™ processors to power a new supercomputer, called Polaris, which will prepare researchers for the forthcoming exascale supercomputer at Argonne called Aurora. Polaris is built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), will use 2nd Gen EPYC processors and then upgrade to 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, and will allow scientists and developers to test and optimize software codes and applications to tackle a range of AI, engineering, and scientific projects.

“AMD EPYC server processors continue to be the leading choice for modern HPC research, delivering the performance and capabilities needed to help solve the complex problems that pre-exascale and exascale computing will address,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. “We are extremely proud to support Argonne National Laboratory and their critical research into areas including low carbon technologies, medical research, astronomy, solar power and more as we draw closer to the exascale era.”

Polaris will use the AMD EPYC 7532 and EPYC 7543 processors, and NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Core GPUs, to deliver approximately 44 petaflops of peak double precision performance, which is 4x faster than Argonne’s current supercomputers.

Initially, Polaris will be used by research teams participating in initiatives such as the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project and the ALCF’s Early Science Program. User communities within the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project will also use Polaris for optimizing engineering tasks for Argonne’s forthcoming exascale supercomputer, which includes scaling of combined CPU and GPU-enabled systems and the integration of workflows combining modeling, simulation, AI and other data-intensive components.

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Polaris is scheduled to be delivered and installed in August 2021 and will go into use starting early 2022. The broader HPC community will access the system in spring of 2022 to prepare workloads for the next generation of DOE’s HPC resources.

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