96-Core AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX Impresses

With AMD’s current launch of their Zen 4 architecture-based Threadripper 7000 series CPUs, the business and its OEM partners have actually released a new age of high-end PCs and workstations based upon the considerable-core-count processors. Though not a huge market in and of itself, the workstation market is by a lot of aspects the peak of the PC market, with systems utilizing the most significant and fastest hardware offered, and typically a lot of it. As an outcome, the workstation market is still an extremely crucial one to PC OEMs and chip suppliers who are wanting to move huge silicon for huge rates– however it’s likewise an enjoyable one for customers to enjoy, if just for a glance of what all of this PC hardware can in its most effective setups.

As Threadripper Pro 7000 workstations are now delivering, we’re lastly getting our very first take a look at AMD’s best workstation silicon. Unlike AMD’s vanilla Threadripper 7000 processors, which we evaluated last month, for their top-end Pro silicon AMD is letting their OEM partners take the lead in showcasing their newest items. With practically all workstation-grade CPUs offered to OEMs, self-built workstations aren’t actually a thing. At the exact same time, great workstation hardware it in a class of its own, not simply with chips however with concerns to the whole bundle — and all of which AMD’s OEM partners aspire to display. Which for today’s evaluation, suggests we get to do something we do not get to do extremely typically at AnandTech, and have a look at an appropriate, high-end workstation.

At a high level, the workstation market exists to attend to work and system support requires that conventional desktop PCs simply can’t fulfill. While a workstation may typically look like the appearance of the ultimate desktop PC on the outdoors, the inner operations and element setups are created to provide more of whatever: more multi-threaded efficiency, more GPUs, more RAM, more I/O, therefore a lot more. These systems are generally created for and targeted at specialists wanting to run substantial information processing, CAD tools, video modifying, and rendering work– all jobs with considerable dataset sizes, and which can take advantage of the additional hardware.

For our very first take a look at the Threadripper Pro 7000 series hardware, today we are having a look at a fully-fledged workstation from HP’s Z6 variety, the HP Z6 G5 A. Among the powerhouse suppliers in the workstation area with their Z-series systems, HP has actually created a brand-new lineup of systems based around AMD’s brand-new workstation processors, consisting of the high-end design we’re evaluating today that’s based upon AMD’s flagship Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX processor. With 96 Zen 4 cores of processing power, the 7995WX is meant to deal with the most intricate of work. Paired with AMD’s newest silicon, HP’s workstation can supporting as much as 3 high-end NVIDIA RTX 6000 (Ada Lovelace) workstation graphics cards, and can be set up with as much as 1 TB of DDR5-5600 RDIMM memory, making the HP Z6 G5 A an exceptionally effective single-socketed workstation PC.

HP Z6 G5 A: Workstation with Threadripper Pro 7995WX

Drawing from the exact same technological developments of AMD’s Zen 4 core architecture within their EPYC Genoa series, AMD has segmented its newest Threadripper offerings into 2 unique classes: the workstation-grade Pro series and the high-end desktop (HEDT) non-Pro series. This division is more about item distinction more than a direct reflection of each variation’s abilities.

The Pro variations are created with boosted functions, consisting of increased core counts (As much as 96C/192T), broadened I/O alternatives, and higher memory bandwidth (8-channel vs. 4-channel). On the other hand, the non-Pro Threadripper 7000 series, consisting of the Ryzen Threadripper 7980X (64C/128T) and 7970X (32C/64T), which we have actually evaluated, provide a scaled-down option, continuing a pattern seen formerly in the Threadripper 3000 series. Especially, the Threadripper 7000 Pro, though branded as a workstation service, sticks out as the more robust choice in general, varying from entry-level 12C/24T as much as the 96C/192T leviathan.

The whole Threadripper Pro 7000 line utilizes the exact same Zen 4 core architecture as in AMD’s EPYC 9004 series and the Ryzen 7000, created for desktop systems. These integrate numerous Zen 4 CCDs (7995WX has 12 x CCDs) and a robust server-grade IOD, as seen in AMD’s Genoa EPYC chips. AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 series utilizes the brand-new 4844-pin LGA sTR5 socket. AMD separates things at the motherboard level, using WRX90 for the Threadripper 7000 Pro and TRX50 for the non-Pro variations. Nevertheless, the Pro chips can be put into TRX50 and WRX90 motherboards, albeit restricted to 4-channel in the desktop-focused TRX50 boards. The Threadripper non-Pro 7000 chips can be utilized with TRX50 just and aren’t cross-compatible with WRX90.


. CPUz screenshot of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX processor

AMD’s high-end IOD has actually been reutilized (or obtained) from the EPYC lineup and developed utilizing TSMC’s N6 node, which is another considerable advantage to the platform. This IOD assists in connections throughout the 12 CCDs on the 7995WX and, compared to the Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Pro’s IOD, provides a better die-to-die chiplet user interface with lower power usage. AMD has actually boosted the throughput capability of this user interface, attaining as much as 36 Gbps with a 20:1 clock ratio and supporting a FCLK of as much as 1.8 GHz.

. .(* ) . AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Pro WX-Series( Zen 4)

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7995WX

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5100

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384 MB

350W

8 x DDR5-5200

$ 9999

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7985WX

64/ 128

3200

5100

128

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256 MB

350W

8 x DDR5-5200

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7975WX

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8 x DDR5-5200

$ 3899

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24/ 48

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$ 2649

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7955WX

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5300

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5300

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.(* )192 Threads in Job Supervisor on a single socket!

The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 WX-series positions itself as a powerful rival to Intel’s newest workstation platforms, consisting of the Xeon W9-3400 series based upon the Sapphire Rapids architecture. AMD’s Threadripper 7000 Pro WX series highlights its benefits in core count and cache size, boasting as much as 1.7 times more cores and considerably more L3 cache compared to Intel’s Xeon W9-3495X. It likewise presents assistance for the AVX-512 guideline set with Zen 4 cores, improving efficiency in particular work and enhancing INT8 inferencing abilities. The AVX-512 execution is special, as it disperses 512-bit guidelines throughout 2 256-bit vector courses over 2 cycles.

The HP Z6 G5 A workstation as evaluated

For AMD-aspirational purchasers, the HP Z6 G5 A is offered in a wide range of setups and specs. The whole lineup is based around the Threadripper Pro 7000 platform, with HP using whatever from the entry-level 7945X with 12C/24T, as much as the flagship 7995WX with 96C/192T. And on the GPU side of matters, the business provides practically every workstation-grade video card offered from both NVIDIA and AMD, consisting of the RTX 6000 and

With Threadripper Pro 7000 supporting as much as 8 channels of memory, the platform’s overall memory capability is considerable. In HP’s case, the Z6 G5 A can support as much as 1TB of memory (8x 128GB RIMMs), with our particular sample featuring a totally inhabited set of 16 GB DDR5-5200 RDIMMs, for an overall of 128 GB of memory. Using fairly low-capacity DIMMs enables all 8 memory channels to be occupied, making sure that the system still has access to its complete memory bandwidth.

Touching more on graphics, HP provides a myriad of alternatives, consisting of NVIDIA’s RTX 6000 to the RTX 4000, with the more entry-level T1000 and T400 likewise supported. Users can go with a complete AMD system, with assistance for AMD’s newest Radeon Pro W7900 48 GB graphics card. Completely there is area and I/O for 3 dual-slot video cards, which suggests that the system can be geared up with as much as a trio of RTX 6000 cards. Nevertheless things are more restricted with AMD cards due to the W7900’s size: just a single circumstances of the triple-wide card can suit the Z6 G5 A.

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. . . 128 4 + 1 128 MB 350W (* ) . . . .(* )7965WX
4200 5300 . 128 MB 350W (* ) . . . . .(* )16/ 32 4500
128 2 + 1 64 MB 350W 8 x DDR5-5200 TBD . 7945WX 12/ 24 4700
128 2 + 1 48 MB 8 x DDR5-5200 TBD(* ) . .(* )The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Pro series carefully mirrors the EPYC 9004 lineup in regards to functions and abilities, extending as much as 96 Zen 4 CPU cores on the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX, equivalent to the very best offerings in the Genoa series. Relating to connection, all Pro designs consist of 128 PCIe 5.0 lanes, supplemented by extra PCIe 3.0 lanes. The main difference in between the Threadripper 7000 Pro and its EPYC 9004 equivalent depends on memory assistance: the Pro series supports 8 lanes of DDR5 memory, compared to the 12 supported by EPYC chips.(* )AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Pro WX series underpins AMD’s effort to incorporate the exact same level of scale and power seen in their EPYC 1P socketed chips straight into the world of high-performance workstations. These processors represent not just an upgrade from the Zen 3-based Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Pro WX-series through making use of Zen 4 cores rather of Zen 3, however this generational shift brings enhancements in IPC efficiency, energy effectiveness, and increased core clock speeds. Other significant enhancements in the Threadripper Pro 7000 series consist of the boost in PCIe lanes and L3 cache, with the leading design, the 7995WX, boasting 384 MB of merged L3 cache( 32 MB per CCD ), representing a 50% boost over the previous generation. Nevertheless, these improvements feature a compromise in regards to TDP, with the 7000 WX series chips running at a greater 350 Watt TDP compared to the 280 Watt TDP of the 5000 WX series. HP Z6 G5 A Workstation: Setup and Specs Released in combination with AMD’s Threadripper Pro 7000 series, the Z6 G5 A is HP’s newest generation workstation style. The business provides both AMD and Intel workstations under the overarching Z6 G5 brand name, with AMD systems represented by the A suffix. Radeon Pro W7900

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. HP Z6 G5 A Workstation Setups

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Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7985WX(* )
. 64C/128T, 256 MB L3( *
) . 3.2 G Base, 5.1 G Increase

Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7975WX(* )
. 32C/64T, 128 MB L3 (
*) . 4.0 G Base, 5.3 G Increase

Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7965WX

. 4.2 G Base, 5.3 G Increase

. 4.5 G Base, 5.3 G Increase

. 12C/24T, 64 MB L3

. 4.7 G Base, 5.3 G Increase

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. 2.5 G Base, 5.1 G Increase

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NVIDIA RTX
A4000 16 GB

. NVIDIA RTX 4500 20 GB

. NVIDIA T1000 8 GB

AMD Radeon Pro W7900 48 GB

.(* )NVIDIA RTX A4000 16 GB

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Networking

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Intel I225-T1 Double 10 G

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Weight

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. (* )As anticipated from a premium workstation, HP consists of assistance for as much as 4 PCIe 5.0 x4 M. 2 drives, varying from 512 GB to 4 TB alternatives; HP utilizes their Z Turbo Drive M. 2 NVMe SSDs. When it comes to our sample, HP has actually consisted of a set of 1TB Turbo Drives for an overall of 2TB of non-RAID capability.

Concentrating On I/O, the system we got delivered consists of 1 x USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C and 2 USB 3.2 G1 Type-A ports on the front panel, with an additional 6 USB 3.2 G1 Type-A ports on the rear panel. As our sample system consists of an NVIDIA RTX A4000 graphics card, this has 4 DisplayPort 1.4 video outputs offered to utilize on the back. Running system assistance is robust for the Z6 G5 A, with Windows 11 Pro and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS offered pre-installed, with the workstation coming as Linux and Red Hat all set.

We’ll concentrate on rendering work and a cut-down total technique to criteria, as we’re concentrated on the sturdy and intricate work in which systems and processors with greater core counts that can benefit users in the workstation area.

Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX
. 96C/192T, 384 MB L3( *
) . 2.5 G Base, 5.1 G Increase
. 24C/48T, 128 MB L3 Ryzen Threadripper 7955WX(* )
. 16C/32T, 64 MB L3 Cache
Ryzen Threadripper 7945WX
Ryzen Threadripper Pro
7995WX (* ) . 96C/192T, 384 MB L3
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Memory
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As Much As 1TB DDR5-5600 RDIMM

. (* )8 x 16 GB DDR5-5200 RDIMM
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Storage(
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As much as 1 x 12 TB 7200rpm SATA

. As much as 5 x 4 TB PCIe 5.0 M. 2

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2
x 1 TB Samsung MZVL21T0HCLR

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NVIDIA RTX 6000 48 GB
. NVIDIA RTX 5000 24 GB
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NVIDIA RTX 4000 16 GB
. NVIDIA T400 4 GB . AMD Radeon Pro RX6400 4 GB
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Realtek ALC3205-CG
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. Telesis AT-2911T Gigabit . HP 10 G Fiber Flex I/O
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HP Flex I/O 2.5 GbE
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Intel AX210 Wi-Fi 6E
. MediaTek RX616 Wi-Fi 6E
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Realtek Gigabit
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MediaTek RZ616 Wi-Fi 6E

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Ports(
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. 1 x RJ45 10 G (Back) .
1450 W
PSU( 90 % Eff)
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775 W PSU( 90 % Eff)
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1125 W PSU( 90 % Eff )
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OS
Windows 11 Pro(* ) . Ubuntu 22.04 LTS(* ) . Linux/Red Hat Ready
.(* )Windows 11 Pro . Construct 22621
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Measurements
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Differs
$ 19,849
Users can likewise get a front mountable and front-accessible 4-port NVMe dock, which supports as much as 4 extra drives, with HP using a huge 88 TB of storage integrated in between SATA and PCIe drives. In regards to SATA, HP consists of 4 SATA ports, which can supporting as much as 12 TB of 7200rpm HDD per slot. .

Screenshot of the HP Z6 G5 A workstation block diagram in HP’s Efficiency Consultant software application
For our evaluation, we’ll be comparing the flagship Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX through HP’s Z6 G5 A to the Ryzen Threadripper (non-Pro) 7980X (64C/128T) and the 7970X (32C/64T), to see how the Pro chip compares to its down-level equivalents. Too, we have actually likewise consisted of Intel’s flagship Xeon W9-3495X 56C/112T Sapphire Rapids for workstation processor, for which is a direct rival from Intel in the workstation area.
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