Question about Threadripper Pro processors

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Limp Gawd
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I'm confused about the Threadripper pro processors. I thought you were only supposed to be able to buy them directly from pre-built computer companies.

How come at Microcenter they have the Pro versions for sale? Does this mean that you would be able to buy the Threadripper 5000 series for a home build if they are released pro version only?
 

noko

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AMD has not officially announced anything yet dealing with Threadripper 5000 series or if they will go straight to 6000 series. Threadripper Pro 5000 series leak/rumour may exist but then it could also turn into a 6000 series skew, who knows besides AMD and a few others about what is coming? If AMD wants to keep the Pro's, get more Pro's onboard, I would think both updated improved Threadripper and Pro versions will be coming.
 

bwang

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TR Pro was released to the channel a while back. It's important to note, however, that they are neither Threadrippers nor compatible with TRX40 motherboards - rather, they are EPYCs (8 channels, 128 PCI-e lanes) with higher clocks and a few lanes reserved for a chipset.
 

Iratus

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Pretty much all you can get now too.

Compatibility with any Zen 3 versions is unknown. It’s likely, but anything aimed at business use (ie the mobos) doesn’t generally expect people to upgrade. You just depreciate and bin it.
 
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