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You can now buy AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Pro CPUs on their own

Amd Threadripper Pro
Amd Threadripper Pro (Image credit: AMD)

What you need to know

  • AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Pro CPUs are now available as standalone products.
  • Previously, the CPUs were only available within workstations.
  • The CPUs are built for workstations and to handle demanding professional workloads.

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Pro CPUs are now available for purchase as standalone products. Before today, there were some workstations with the processors inside, like the Lenovo ThinkStation P620, but you can now buy the CPUs on their own to place in any system that you'd like.

The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX, 3975WX, and 3955WX are incredibly powerful processors built for workstations and professional use. The CPUs have up to 64 cores, eight channels of memory, and 128 PCIe Gen 4 lanes. They also have AMD PRO Security technologies, including AMD Secure Processor and AMD Memory Guard.

Category3995WX3975WX3955WX
Cores / Threads64/12832/6416/32
Boost / Base Frequency (GHz)Up to 4.2 / 2.7Up to 4.2 / 3.5Up to 4.3 / 3.9
Total Cache (MB)28814472
TDP (Watts)280280280
PCIe 4.0 lanes128128128

To get incredibly powerful processors, you'll have to pay incredibly high prices. These will be some of the best AMD CPUs that you can buy, so high prices are to be expected. The recommended price for the Threadripper Pro 3995WX is $5,489. The Threadripper Pro 3975WX ($2,749) and Threadripper Pro 3955WX ($1,149) aren't cheap either.

If you're used to looking at the best CPU for your custom build, the prices for the Threadripper Pro CPUs will seem high. But the Threadripper Pro processors are built for professional use. In professional industries, it's normal to pay thousands of dollars for a CPU.

Sean Endicott
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