When it comes to CPUs, there are upgrades, and then there are serious upgrades. The arrival of AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO WX-Series ascends squarely into the latter category. This third-generation processor (the previous was the Threadripper 5000 series) boasts 96 high frequency (and highly efficient) Zen 4 cores running up to 5.3GHz and designed to accelerate the most demanding creative applications and workflows. The new platform is also highly expandable with 128 PCIe lanes which accelerate GPU-based tasks like rendering and simulation.
So how much better is it? Well, when you compare a 64-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7985WX to the previous 5995WX, benchmarks reveal a 43% performance increase in Autodesk Maya, a 46% increase for ANSYS Simulation, 39% for V-Ray rendering and 40% for SOLIDWORKS. And those are only the highest ones. See this complete chart for more.
If you’re in media & entertainment, those 96 cores and support for up to four GPUs will enable you to create more iterations, enable multi-tasking, and improve look development, while offering tremendous expandability for feature film editing, animation, virtual production, VFX simulation, and more.
If you’re a product designer, the high CPU frequency (up to 5.3GHz) is great for seamless 3D modeling in lightly threaded apps like SOLIDWORKS. Support for multiple GPUs accelerates simulation, offering improved design insight, while increased processor cores benefit multi-threaded tasks in generative AI design. Speaking of AI, these CPUs are ideal for it since they support the multiple GPUs essential to accelerate AI/ML training.
For architects, engineers, and construction pros, the WX-Series supports seamless 3D modeling and design. For example, the 5.3 GHz speed accelerates performance in Revit, AutoCAD, and Corona Rendering, giving you ample time to visualize design iterations. Massive system memory capacity accommodates reality capture.
Want more specs? There’s an increased thermal design power (TDP) rating of 350W over the old 280W, and support for PCI Express 5.0 and DDR5-5200 memory.
Just for the record (and to clear up any confusion) The AMD Ryzen Threadripper product line also includes the Threadripper X-Series, not to be confused with the Threadripper PRO WX-series, available inside the BOXX APEXX T4 PRO workstation. Both CPUs rely on the same new socket (sTR5) and share multiple features, including underlying architecture, but the key advantages of the Threadripper PRO WX-Series over the standard Threadripper X-Series are:
- Support for AMD Ryzen PRO management and security features
- Additional PCIe 5.0 lanes (128 vs. 48 lanes)
- Increased memory bandwidth (8 vs. 4 memory channels)
- More CPU cores (96 vs. 64)
I told you it was a big deal. To order your APEXX T4 PRO powered by an AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO WX-Series processor, call a BOXX performance specialist today at 877.877.BOXX.