It's not every day that we get to review a $5,000 CPU, but don't worry, we have a more affordable $2,500 option as well, so this should be fun.
The new Ryzen Threadripper 7980X and 7970X, pack 64 and 32 cores respectively, part of AMD's latest high-end desktop lineup, these are super powerful chips that are obviously not meant for the mainstream market. There's also the TR 7960X offering 24 cores for $1,500, but that model is not part of this review because we were unable to get one in time.
The Threadripper 7000 series is a bit more complex than previous releases as it's split into two platforms. Today we're looking at the HEDT models, but there's also the "Pro" series offering up to 96 cores, more PCIe lanes, and more memory channels, with the catch that they cost ...
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