AMD's most powerful processor, Threadripper Pro, will be available for purchase soon as the chipmaker's exclusive agreement with Lenovo has ended
New processor first appeared on Lenovo's ThinkStation P620 workstation, but motherboard vendors have now started showing off some of their latest models supporting AMD's WRX80 chipset at CES 2021.
Threadripper Pro offers a number of advantages over the non-Pro variant of AMD's processor, including eight-channel memory support, of 2 TB of DRAM and up to 128 x PCIe 40 ways
The AMD WRX80 chipset offers increased bandwidth as it supports eight-channel memory and all new motherboards designed for it can be equipped with 2 DDR4 LRDIMM memory as well as DDR4-3200 ECC and non-ECC memory
Until now, Supermicro, Asus and Gigabyte First Device Manufacturers to Unveil New WRX80 Motherboards Designed for Threadripper Pro
The Supermicro M12SWA-TF E-ATX motherboard features an all-black PCB and includes eight horizontal memory slots that can be filled with up to 1 TB DDR4-3200 RAM The motherboard supports AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro processors up to 64 cores and even the entry-level variant of the chip that comes with 16 cores Due to the large size of this motherboard, she has six PCIe 4 full-length0 x16 slots with support for two GPUs at three or three slots
Another motherboard model specifically designed for Threadripper Pro is the Asus WRX80 Pro Sage SE WiFi, although Asus has yet to release further details on the card itself., based on an image from VideoCardz, it uses seven PCIe 4 full length0 x16 slots with eight memory slots It also has an all black PCB and WiFi 6
Gigabyte's WRX80 SU8 is another motherboard that was released with the launch of Threadripper Pro. This motherboard includes eight memory slots for eight channel memory as well as seven PCIe 4 full length0 x16 slots
As Threadripper Pro is AMD's most powerful processor to date, expect these motherboards to end up in workstations built and designed for professionals that can use the extra memory and PCIe slots.
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