It’s no secret AMD has been keeping any and all information about its 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper launch close to the chest, even going so far as to remove any mention of it from its 2019 roadmap. Now, the most recent news is suggesting that the CPU maker has not one, but three new HEDT chipsets in the pipeline.
The three new HEDT chipsets in question are the TRX40, TRX80, and the WRX80, were discovered by Twitter user @momomo_us after they made their way to the USB-IF. The names of the chipsets are interesting for a number of reasons. First, the two chipsets with the “TRX” moniker is clearly designed for the enthusiasts, while the lone WRX80 is clearly AMD wanting to push this particular chipset for the workstation market segment.
ANd while there are still no official hardware specifications, the names of the chipsets are believed to be a hint at what we could look forward to. According to TPU, TRX40 could have an I/O setup similar to AMD’s current X570 chipset and could feature a 4-channel memory layout on its motherboard.
AMD 2019 Premium Chipset
Model Number: Superset, X570, TRX40, WRX80, TRX80
— 188号 (@momomo_us) August 17, 2019
On the other hand, both the TRX80 and WRX80 chipsets could have full a I/O feature set of AMD’s “Rome” multi-chip module (MCM). Along with 8-channel memory and access to more than 64 PCIe lanes.
At the time of writing, ASUS has reportedly become the first brand to have already fabricated motherboards based on the TRX40 chipset, the Prime TRX40-Pro and the ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming.