If you’ve been waiting for the new line of AMD Threadripper processors, your wait is (almost) over. The new Ryzen Threadripper PRO will launch exclusively in the new ThinkStation P620 workstation from Lenovo this September.

Today, Lenovo and AMD announced the new chips and the new workstation in a 1-2 punch to send power-hungry tech-heads spinnin’. The rig will be the first 64-core workstation, featuring the new Threadripper PRO 3000WX series processors.

Other dual-socket Lenovo workstations max-out with dual 28-core Intel CPUs (or 56 cores) while the new Threadripper PRO 64-core systems will house a single CPU with AMD heat sink and tool-free design pushing ‘up to 37% higher graphics performance’ (SPECviewperf) than the dual-socket 56 cores systems.

ThinkStation P620 Specs

The P620 is roughly the same size as the ThinkStation P520 (See our review here) with a lot of upgrades and some extras missing. Complete specs are available here.

Lenovo ThinkStation P620 Workstation
CategorySpec
Size17.3 inches x 6.5 inches x 18.1 inches
(440 mm x 165 mm x 460 mm)
OSWindows 10 Pro (64-bit) or Linux
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Pro 3995WX (2.7GHz, 64 Cores, 256MB Cache)
RAMUp to 64GB DDR4 3200MHz ECC
StorageUp to 6 total drives (Max:2x 2TB M.2, 4x 4TB 3.5″); Onboard M.2 0/1; SATA 0/1/5/10
GraphicsNVIDIA Quadro P-series, Quadro RTX-series, or Quadro GV100
Port optionsFront: 2x USB 3.2 (Gen2, Type-A), 2x USB 3.2 (Gen2, Type C), Mic/Headphone, Optional: Media Card Reader
Back: 4x USD 3.2 (Gen2, Type A), 2x USB 2.0, 2x PS/2, 1x RJ45 10GB Ethernet, 1x Audio Line-in, Line-out, Mic
WirelessOptional: WiFi Card With BT HP External Antenna Kit
Power Supply1000W 92% efficient
PriceStarting at $4599 Lenovo | Amazon

AMD Threadripper PRO Specs

While the previous generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are available to consumers for their own builds and upgrades, the Threadripper PRO family-o-four will only be available in systems through OEMs, starting with Lenovo and the ThinkStation P620.

The new Threadripper PRO CPUs are… well, they’re BEASTS. The lower-core chips (12 and 16-core) have higher frequencies in the 4.0GHz range. And the higher-core chips (32 and 64-core) boast a boost frequency up to 4.2GHz.

Each CPU includes new 8-channel DDR4 memory subsystem for a max memory of up to 2TB, and doubles the PCIe lanes from 64 (in Ryzen Threadripper CPUs) to an astounding 128 PCIe lanes, previously only expected for AMD’s Gen 4 Zen 2 architecture (rumored for a late 2020 launch).

Full specs for the AMD Threadripper PRO line can be seen here.

Spec3995WX3975WX3955WX3945WX
CPU Cores64321612
Threads128643224
Base Clock2.7GHz3.5GHz3.9GHz4.0GHz
Max Boost ClockUp to 4.2GHzUp to 4.2GHzUp to 4.3GHzUp to 4.3GHz
Total Cache (L2+L3)288 MB144 MB72 MB70 MB
PCIe Lanes128128128128
TDP280W280W280W280W
Memory8-channel DDR48-channel DDR48-channel DDR48-channel DDR4

The ThinkStation P620 will be available in September 2020 from Lenovo. The base configuration sporting the AMD Threadripper Pro W3945W (12 core/24 thread), 16GB RAM, 256GB M.2 PCIe 3×4 SSD, and an NVIDIA Quadro P620 GPU will ring in at an MSRP of USD $4,599.

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