According to a recent statement by Tony Yu, general manager of ASUS China, the new range of Ryzen Threadripper based on Zen 4 architecture should arrive in the second half of this year, obviously accompanied by the new TR5 platform. by Vittorio Rienzo published on March 23, 2023, at 19:41 in the channel Processors ASUSAMDRyzenThreadripperZen In a recent video shared on Bilibili where he discussed the performance of the new Intel Sapphire Rapids, Tony Yu, General Manager of ASUS China, stated that the Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series should arrive in the second half of the year. These are the first workstation processors based on the new Zen 4 architecture. While there is no confirmation from AMD yet, a launch at that time of year would not be surprising. The new Intel solutions have managed to catch up with the Threadrippers that have dominated the sector for some years – from a performance point of view – thanks to a quantity of cores that the counterpart did not offer. The new Sapphire Rapids proposals fill this gap by providing even more powerful solutions than the 5000 series Threadripper. Furthermore, at present Intel is the only one to support the new DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0, which makes the Santa Clara proposal much more also attractive in view of future updates. Naturally, the new platform will also accompany the release of the new processors, since the TR4 socket is not able to support CPUs based on the renewed architecture. At this point what can we expect from the new professional solutions from AMD? As in the past, the new Threadrippers should also be divided into two ranges, one consumer and one professional. The first addressed to HEDT (High-End Desktop Computer) should offer 64 PCIe 5.0 lanes together with support for quad-channel DDR5 memories. In the case of the (probable) Threadripper PRO, however, the PCIe 5.0 lines would double to 128 with DDR5 support, but in an 8-channel configuration. At this point, all that remains is to wait for the official presentation which, however, does not yet have a date.