Rumor mill: Earlier this week, two systems appeared on a distributed computing platform that were recorded to be running on AMD's not-yet-unveiled Ryzen 5000 series thread rippers. The record doesn't reveal much about the processors, but what is there, if it's real, confirms information about them that came from the Gigabyte ransomware leaks.

On August 23, MilkyWay @ home, a volunteer distributed computer network attempting to create a detailed 3D model of the Milky Way, logged a Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX and a Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5945WX, both of which are listed as the "Family 25 Model". The Twitter bot @BenchLeaks posted the discovery yesterday. According to the report, the 5995WX has 64 cores and 128 threads, while the 5945WX is a 12-core, 24-thread processor.

The log for the 5995WX is consistent with a leak that Wccftech shared last week. Among other things, AMD's upcoming processors, RansomExx's ransomware attack on Gigabyte and the subsequent publication of Gigabyte's data showed that the Threadripper Pro 5995WX, the flagship of the workstation models of the 5000 Threadripper series, will have 64 cores and 128 threads. The leak also mentioned that it would support 8-channel DDR4 memory and have 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes. It is scheduled to hit the market in early 2022.

As the flagship of the HEDT processors (in contrast to the Pro Workstation CPUs) there was also a 64-core, 128-thread thread ripper 5990X in the leak. It has 256 MB L3 cache, 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes and 4-channel DDR-3200 memory. It is rumored to hit the market in November this year. Leaks since the beginning of this year mention the thread rippers of the 5000 series under the code name "Chagall".