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Official AMD Threadripper Pro Pricing: $5,489 for 64 Cores, $2,749 for 32 Cores (Updated)

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Update 1/26/21 4:40pm PT: AMD reached out to share the official pricing for the Threadripper Pro series chips, which falls at slightly lower pricing than the Compusource listings we discovered. Here's the official recommended pricing:

Cores / ThreadsSEP (Suggested Pricing)
Threadripper Pro 3995WX64 / 128$5,489
Threadripper Pro 3975WX32 / 64$2,749
Threadripper Pro 3955WX16 / 32$1,149

Original Article, slightly amended for clarity:

AMD recently announced that it's Threadripper Pro processors will come to retail outlets, but the company hasn't listed the official pricing yet. Seeing these chips come to retail outlets is a nice addition after they debuted for the first six months in uber-expensive pre-validated systems, like the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 that we recently tested with the flagship Threadripper Pro 3995WX. Thanks to a listing of the Threadripper Pro part numbers (via @momomo_us), we've now tracked down retail price listings at Compusource. 

At Compusource, you'll have to cough up $6,086 for the 64-core 128-thread Threadripper Pro 3995WX, $3,043 for the 32-core 3975WX, and $1,253 for the 16-core 3955WX. The increased pricing from Compusource represents the etailer's premium. 

MSRP/RCPCores / ThreadsBase / Boost (GHz)L3 Cache (MB)PCIeDRAMTDP
Threadripper Pro 3995WX$5,48964 / 1282.7 / 4.2256128 Gen 4Eight-Channel DDR4-3200280W
Threadripper 3990X$3,99064 / 1282.9 / 4.325688 Gen 4 (72 Usable)Quad DDR4-3200280W
EPYC 7442$6,95064 / 1282.25 / 3.4256128 Gen 4Eight-Channel DDR4-3200225W
Threadripper Pro 3975WX$2,74932 / 643.5 / 4.2128128 Gen 4Eight-Channel DDR4-3200280W
Xeon 8280$10,00928 / 562.7 / 4.038.548 Gen 3Six-Channel DDR4-2933205W
Intel W-3175X $299928 / 563.1 / 4.838.548 Gen 3Six-Channel DDR4-2666255W
Threadripper 3970X$199932 / 643.7 / 4.5*12888 Gen 4 (72 Usable)Quad DDR4-3200280W
Threadripper 3960X$1,39924 / 483.8 / 4.5*12888 Gen 4 (72 Usable)Quad DDR4-3200280W
Xeon W-3265$3,34924 / 482.7 / 4.63364 Gen 3Six-Channel DDR4-2933205W
Threadripper Pro 3955WX$1,14916 / 323.9 / 4.364128 Gen 4Eight-Channel DDR4-3200280W
Ryzen 9 5950X$79916 / 323.9 / 4.96420Dual DDR4-3200105W

While Threadripper Pro pricing is eye-watering, you'll get plenty of expanded functionality for your hard-earned dollars. AMD's powerful Threadripper Pro processors represent the ultimate in workstation power, easily beating the standard consumer-geared Threadripper chips in workloads that prize memory throughput. The chips rock up to 64 cores, 128 threads, and support up to 2TB of memory spread out among eight memory channels, not to mention 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0 connectivity. 

Threadripper Pro retail pricing is much friendlier than what we see with OEM systems, too – for instance, it costs $7,000 just to upgrade from the 12-core 3945WX in a Lenovo system to the 64-core 3995WX.

At $5,489, the Threadripper Pro 3995WX commands a $1,499 premium over its consumer counterpart, the 3990X, but is less expensive than pricing for AMD's EPYC 7442 data center chip that comes with similar accommodations. Frankly, we expected higher suggested Threadripper Pro pricing to prevent cheaper workstation chips from cannibalizing AMD's data center EPYC models. 

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AMD Threadripper Pro Retail Pricing

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AMD Threadripper Pro Retail Pricing

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AMD Threadripper Pro Retail Pricing

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The 32-core 3975WX lands at $2,749, a $750 upcharge over the consumer Threadripper 3970X. Curiously, AMD left a 24-core Threadripper Pro model out of the new lineup. 

The 16-core 3995WX lands at $1,149. The Threadripper Pro 3995WX doesn't have a 16-core Threadripper counterpart, instead, it competes with the $799 Ryzen 9 5950X that slots into mainstream motherboards. For $350 more, the 3995WX offers up four times more memory channels and 108 more lanes of PCIe 4.0 connectivity, but you'll have to pay handsomely for a workstation-class motherboard to house the chip and populate eight memory channels, which is a pricey proposition all by itself. And you'll miss out on Ryzen 5000's stunning single-threaded performance.

You’ll need a WRX80 motherboard to unlock the best of Threadripper Pro, but never fear, ASUS has listed the Pro WS Sage SE on its website and we should learn pricing and availability soon. This motherboard represents the ultimate in PCIe - it comes with seven PCIe 4.0 x16 slots and eight memory slots. The board also comes with a 16-phase power delivery substem, supports RDIMMs, and has a BMC chip for remote management.

Gigabyte also has its WRX80-SU8 waiting in the wings, but the details are slight. We know the massive board (most likely E-ATX) also has seven PCIe slots and BMC features, two 10 GbE ports, two GbE ports, and a 7.1-channel audio system.

If you want to see how these chips compare to standard Threadripper chips in a ton of benchmarks, including gaming, head to our recent review.     

  • mdd1963
    $6k! Is that all! ?

    Take my money! :)
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  • samopa
    128 lane of PCIE 4.0, great for mining, not so great for workstation ...
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  • Jim90
    "While Threadripper Pro pricing is eye-watering " --> keep this in context with what you're getting in comparison with the competition, and the intended consumer.
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  • mikewinddale
    This makes me extremely happy. I tend to perform tasks that are more memory intensive than compute intensive. My most recent project took 3 days to run because my Ryzen 7 2700X + 64 GB RAM ran out of RAM. I've been frustrated by the fact that EPYC clock speeds are so much lower than Ryzen and ThreadRipper speeds, so that if I wanted registered memory (and the attendant higher capacity), I'd have to sacrifice 20% of my clock speed.

    The price on the 3955X Pro with 16 cores is actually relatively affordable, compared to what I expected it to be. I wish we could buy the 3945X with 12 cores, but still, the 3955X with 16 cores is relatively affordable. (Again, RELATIVELY.) So I'm happy.

    The EPYC 7F52 - with 16 cores - has a clock speed of only 3.5/3.9 GHz, yet it costs $3,100. So the ThreadRipper Pro 3955X has a higher clock speed yet costs only about 1/3 as much. I'm happy.

    The only thing I wish is that AMD would simplify the product stack by merging ThreadRipper Pro with either ThreadRipper or with EPYC. They could either make EPYCs with higher clock speeds to replace the ThreadRipper Pro, or they could make the ThreadRipper support registered memory, with motherboard support optional. I'm not sure why AMD felt the need to segment their products this way. But whatever.
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  • CerianK
    Unless someone has suggestions (e.g. rent dedicated server space on each first, or ask ServeTheHome?), it is unfortunate that I cannot be sure what the performance difference would be between the 3990X and 3995WX in my specific workload (TestU01 BigCrush) with 128 threads loaded. Each process thread uses anywhere from 150MB-850MB, so I only need a maximum of 128GB of RAM.

    To side-step the question, I was tempted to buy a pair of Epyc 7742 engineering/qualification samples to save money while increasing the performance further, but that opens up a whole other can of worms.

    Certainly others are in this same type of situation, but perhaps most are in a more 'cost is no object' situation.
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  • lazyabum
    Well we can always count the Intel Xeon Platinum 10992 to come through with half the performance for twice the price.
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  • msroadkill612
    mikewinddale said:
    This makes me extremely happy. I tend to perform tasks that are more memory intensive than compute intensive. My most recent project took 3 days to run because my Ryzen 7 2700X + 64 GB RAM ran out of RAM. I've been frustrated by the fact that EPYC clock speeds are so much lower than Ryzen and

    I inexpertly puzzle about the your surprisingly common predicament - the ~effective 64GB ceiling for super cost effective AM4 - yet it seems that with the advent of nvme, there is an opportunity to simulate vast amounts of memory, or even better, code around the problem.

    an am4 x570 has 16 lanes of pcie 4 bandwidth available for nvme if using an 8 lane gpu, & 24 lanes if headless.

    4 of those available lanes are allocated to chipset, but multiple nvme can share this chipset bandwidth.

    thats a lot of bandwidth for nvme (2 GB/s per pcie 4 lane) - 64GB/s theoretical total e.g for a realistic 8GB gpu rig as above.

    Cleverly utilised, this could be used as a ram extender for many of these ram intensive tasks - it seems to this newb.

    I can see how OS memory swapping to raid arrays as a ram extender could be fraught, but with an array of up to ; 3x pcie 4 cpu linked nvme, & 5x chipset nvme (2x pcie 4 x4 & 3x pcie 4 x1),,,, cleverly distributing the working data around such an array could preclude the need for many operations that now use dram. Its still slower of course, but days could become hours very cheaply.

    Note also, that each nvme can affordably have 8x+ processors & substantial dram cache

    Perhaps some simple calculations could even be performed independently by the nvme

    In short - code should consider if data really needs to reside in ram during problem execution - an array of nvme, often w/ prefetched data from nand to its dram cache, can be a productive substitute - and is hugely capacity scalable.

    From what i hear, even the big players like to save a buck when they can, but for some jobs, anything but the fastest is a false economy.

    once the task becomes routine, a cost effective farm is preferred to batch process big routine tasks. A source told me the 3900x was the sweet spot cpu for his such big math clusters
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