AMD is expected to release their Zen3-based Ryzen Threadripper 5000 (Chagall) in August
Despite a slew of virtual events in recent months, AMD has yet to reveal its official plans for the Ryzen Threadripper 5000. Since AMD introduced its Vermeer (AM4 Zen3) series in November of last year, the Zen3-based high-performance desktop (HEDT) series has been anticipated. The last Threadripper series was released in July 2020 – those were AMD’s new Threadripper PRO series, which was only released to the DIY market last month. However, the most recent non-PRO series was released in November 2019, implying that AMD has not updated its HEDT lineup in nearly 16 months.
The next-generation Threadripper series, codenamed “Chagall,” is expected to be compatible with current TRX40 motherboards, so motherboard manufacturers are currently waiting for a new AGESA firmware update with Chagall support, not to mention engineering samples. The fact that they have not yet been distributed may confirm the rumor that the launch date has been pushed back.
On Twitter, known leaker KittyYYuko (also known as KittyCorgi to some of our readers) stated, “In addition, AMD will release a new generation ThreadRipper processor in August.” This is the first rumored date for Threadripper 5000 that we have heard, but we do not know if it is correct.
AMD had some issues with Zen3-based Threadripper development, according to our sources. The engineering samples tested a few weeks ago did not deliver the same performance boost as the AM4 desktop CPU series. As a result, many board partners currently have no information on Threadripper 5000 development and are waiting for an update from AMD to see if the series is still planned. It is unclear whether the update is based solely on early CPUID information or if the software developer has access to embargoed information that could confirm the Ryzen Threadripper 5000 will be available in the coming months.