Tech titan Lenovo is officially the first manufacturer to receive the new breed of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors built for powering workstation PCs.
The Lenovo ThinkStation P620 will carry the new processor, which boasts of 64 cores in a single CPU socket.
The Threadripper Pro chip alone reveals that the P620 workstation is on the more expensive side of the price spectrum, retailing for $3,990 or around P196,846.65. In earlier statements, AMD also hinted that the processor is intended for video and content editors.
Having 64 cores and 128 processor threads alone is a feat in itself, challenging the Xeon CPUs from Intel. The standard for a single-CPU system used to be maxed at 18 cores, while rare dual-processor systems support 56 cores. The P620 exceeds the core count seen in two-processor systems with just a single CPU socket.
With this amount of raw power, users will be able to stream 8K quality content in real-time and achieve reduced render times, process simulation solving in an extremely short amount of time, quicken assembly rebuilds, and smoothen interactivity with 3D assets.
This is made possible by the Threadripper Pro’s support system — two NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 or four RTX 4000 graphics cards, up to 512GB DDR4 RAM at a frequency of 3200MHz by using eight 64GB DIMM units, a motherboard derived from the AMD 2019 Premium Chipset BXB-B, and six drives comprised of two 2TB M.2 PCIe SSDs and four HDDs.
A 1000W power supply unit at 92% efficiency will be providing juice for all this muscle and the entire rig will be air-cooled, a cooling system that can be a hit or miss when used on such a demanding hardware compared to a liquid-cooling setup.
The Lenovo ThinkStation P620 is scheduled to be released globally on September this year. The processors to be released include the Threadripper Pro 3995WX, Threadripper Pro 3975WX, Threadripper Pro 3955WX, and the Threadripper Pro 3945WX.