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Thelio Major protrudes from a mountainscape silhouette beneath a densely starry sky. A galaxy swirls behind it.

Thelio Conquers All with AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™

Can Your System Compete?

With 64 CPU cores and custom thermals, our workstations have full command over CPU-intensive workloads. Follow the instructions below and see how your computer measures up to the thermal-driven might of a Thelio workstation.

The number 1 in a blue circle. This is the first test for your machine's processing power.

Apply a circular motion blur in 32 seconds

Much of the design process is bogged down from waiting for your design program to, as top-notch designers say, “Just finish already!” But with a Thelio workstation, you can stay focused on modifying your image, rather than your schedule. Follow these steps to apply a circular motion blur to a large image and see how System76 can help restore your sanity.

Image of a nebula before and after a circular motion blur is applied. I feel like I'm in a washing machine.

Learn How:

  1. Download the image

  2. Install GIMP and the Clocks App

    sudo apt install gimp gnome-clocks
  3. Open the Clocks app to use as a stopwatch

  4. Open the heic1206a.jpg image in GIMP

  5. Click the Convert button when prompted

  6. Click Filters > Blur > Circular Motion Blur

  7. Click Okay

The number 2, this time in an orange circle. It's a rather citrusy shade of orange, like it's halftime at soccer practice. Anyway, this means it's time for the second step.


How would your TODO column look having a Thelio workstation handy? Surprise testers with an early alpha, and treat users to an impressive debut of your intuitive new software tool. Compile the Linux kernel on your own machine and compare the results. We’ve included the steps to do so.

Screenshot of a terminal compling the Linux kernel.

Learn How:

  1. Download dependencies

    sudo apt-get install libncurses-dev flex bison openssl libssl-dev dkms libelf-dev libudev-dev libpci-dev libiberty-dev autoconf
  2. Download the kernel source

  3. Untar the archive and change into the kernel directory

    tar xvf linux-5.5.1.tar.xz && cd linux-5.5.1/
  4. Configure

    make defconfig
  5. And compile!

    time make -j $(nproc)
The number 3 in a green circle. If your computer is still with us, this is its final test.


You can watch the progress bar for your project render all you want, but it won’t get any faster without a significant upgrade. Our thermal engineering protects your system from heat buildup and prevent your components from slowing down. With a Thelio workstation, your progress bar may finally feel like it’s making progress. Replicate these steps on your own computer to see how your timeline can improve.

The Blender "classroom" scene. Invisible students sit in their chair-desk units, watching their invisible teacher write notes on a black chalkboard.

Learn How:

  1. Download dependencies

    sudo apt install php-cli php-common php-xml php8.1-cli php8.1-common php8.1-readline php8.1-xml
  2. Download the Phoronix Text Suite

  3. Install the Test Suite

    sudo dpkg -i phoronix-test-suite_10.8.4_all.deb
  4. Install the Blender Benchmark

    phoronix-test-suite install blender
  5. Run the Blender Benchmark

    phoronix-test-suite benchmark blender
  6. Choose the Classroom Scene Benchmark

  7. Choose CPU-only

  8. Choose "n" when prompted save the results

  9. Re-enable the GNOME lock screen

    gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.lockdown disable-lock-screen


Simply buying a 64-core CPU doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the full 64 cores worth of performance. Thelio workstations prevent thermal throttling using a large duct to separate the CPU from the GPU and the heat that each generates. Copper piping draws heat away from the CPU. Fans then funnel hot air out the exhaust ports and bring in cool air to replace it.

With System76’s meticulously engineered thermal enhancements, you’ll get a clear picture of what 64 cores can really do. That’s something most other systems just can’t measure up against.

A Thelio workstation with the lid off. Arrows show the path of airflow through the system. Cool air enters through the bottom and side of the chassis, and exhausts out the rear.

Shop Workstations

Thelio Major with walnut accent turned quarter to the right

Thelio Major

AMD Threadripper 7000 Series CPUs

Up to 512GB ECC DDR5 memory

Up to NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada GPUs

Up to 40TB of storage

High-performance workstation


New Zen 4 Threadripper CPU!

System76 Thelio Major with Walnut Accent

Thelio Mega

AMD Threadripper Pro 7000 Series CPUs

Up to 1TB of ECC memory

Up to 48TB of storage

Multi-GPU configurations

Machine Learning Workstation

Tech Specs

Side view of the machine showing walnut accent component.

Thelio Major


Operating System

Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


AMD Threadripper™ 7000 TRX-Series


NVIDIA® Graphics or AMD Radeon Pro GPUs

Video Ports

Options are dependent on graphics selection. Most include 3x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI port.


Up to 512 GB of quad channel DDR5 @ 5600 MHz


Up to 50 TB, 3 x PCIe Gen 5, 1 x PCIe Gen 4, 4 x 2.5" SATA drives

Rear Ports

1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 1 x DisplayPort In, 1 x USB4® USB Type-C®(DisplayPort), 1 x USB4® USB Type-C®, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1

Rear Audio

Line Out, Mic In


1 x 10Gb LAN, 1 x 2.5Gb LAN, Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.2

Power Supply

1000 Watt 80+ Gold Certified


Height × Width × Depth

18.19″ × 10.32″ × 16.06″ (462 × 262 × 408mm)