Lenovo ThinkStation P620 is among the first (or few) desktop workstations to use the very powerful Ryzen ThreadRipper 3995WX PRO processor, the flagship product of the ThreadRipper PRO line announced by AMD last July. Recall that these CPU models are not sold on classic retail channels, but are reserved for OEM and SI (System Integrator), consequently we have no way of knowing how much a product of this type can really cost.
The Ryzen ThreadRipper 3000 PRO are a cross between the Ryzen ThreadRipper 3000 and the EPYC 2 "Rome" server models, the latter models from which they inherit the extended support for RAM memory. The "standard" Ryzen ThreadRippers support 512GB DDR4 ECC on 4 channels, the PRO variants up to 2TB of DDR4 ECC RAM on 8 channels.
The Ryzen ThreadRipper 3995WX PRO can count on 64 cores / 12 threads, has a base frequency of 2.7 GHz with Boost at 4.2 GHz and a TDP set at 280 watts; on board we also find a large expansion capacity thanks to 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes.
But how much can a workstation with such a processor cost? The well-known US retailer BLT has this variant of the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 on the list at the thundering price of $ 18,000. In addition to the Ryzen 3995WX, the configuration also includes 128GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage and an unspecified graphics card from the NVIDIA Quadro family (probably Quadro RTX).
Finally, as for performance, the Ryzen 3995WX recently appeared on the Passmark platform where it is more performing than both the Ryzen 3990X and the EPYC 77xx series (64 cores); a not just achievement that justifies, at least in part, the high cost of this type of workstation.
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