AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990 WX 32 Core is 53% faster than Intel’s Core i9-7980XE 18 Core

The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990 WX 32 Core’s performance has been mistakenly listed by Cinebench. The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper from its 2000 series is forecasted to go on sale in a week. Sale prices and specifications have been released, but not performance numbers.

On AMD France’s webpage it’s listed, of course, as the most powerful desktop processor in the world. There’s no doubt that this is the most solid CPU to hit HEDT market. Following are the performance numbers which are now removed from their webpage:

“Tests performed by AMD Performance laboratories on 26/06/2018 on the following system. The configurations may vary by PC manufacturer, and give different results. The results may vary depending on the driver versions used. Test setup: TR4 motherboard with AMD “Whitehaven” socket X399 + AMD Ryzen ™ Threadripper ™ 2990WX + Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 9 + Intel Core i9-7980XE.

Both systems feature a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card (driver, 4 x 8 GB DDR4-3200, Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS3), Samsung 850 Pro SSD. “Power” is defined as computing power as represented by the Cinebench R15 processor benchmark.

The Intel Core i9-7980XE earned 3,335.2 points on average in the benchmark, while the AMD Ryzen ™ Threadripper ™ 2990WX achieved 5,099.3 on average, or 5,099.3 / 3,335.2 = 153%) 53% faster than the Intel Core i9-7980XE. RP2-1.”

Test results from June show that AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990 WX 32 Core scored 5009.3 points while it’s direct competitor Intel’s Core i9-7980XE 18 Core scored 3335.2. This is a very early test, we can now only wait to go on sale and expect that the final retail chips to perform even better.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990 WX 32 will have 32 cores and 64 threads in comparison to Intel’s only 28 cores and 56 threads. It is expected to feature a 3.0 GHz with a maximum boost clock of 4.0 GHz.

Other details show 16MB of L2 and 64MB of L3 cache, which is a total of 80MB of available cache on only one chip.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990 WX 32 will sell at $1799 US compared to a $2000 US the final cost for the Intel’s chip, which in terms of specification is weaker than the AMD. Given these results and prices we have another great product for high-end market, in the same time putting Intel’s HEDT through a lot of trouble.

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