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Why did AMD call it's new ThreadRipper socket sTRx4?

AMD went from
Socket Name: TR4
to
Socket Name: sTRx4

Why did AMD call it such a wierd name / acronym?

What does the sTRx4 even mean?

IMO:
TR = Thread Ripper, this seems pretty obvious.

s = Standardized, sustainable, successor

x = ?

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My guess would be “s = super”, but that’s uninspired.

Likely because they couldn’t come up with something better? :wink:
But it is also known as socket SP3r3.
It’s just a successor to the tr4 socket SP3r2.

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SP3r2 sounds like SP3 revision 2
SP3r3 sounds like SP3 revision 3

sTRx4

s = superset
TR = Threadripper
x = expanded
4 = Platform code (Not to be confused with generational releases, this is an internal AMD product line code)

SP4 == AMD Epyc 3000 embedded platform

SP3 (SP3r1)

S = Server
P = Platform
3 = Platform code
r = revision
1= revision number

SP3r2 == TR4

S = Server
P = Platform
3 = Platform code
r = revision
2= revision number

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SUPER THREADRIPPER x4

because 4 dies?

who knows

I like your answer the best =D.

Makes the most sense IMO.