After more than 24 hours of AMD Ryzen Threadripper official launch, new performance tests have come out of flagship model, the Threadripper 1950X, where its 16 cores and 32 processing threads beat Intel Core i9-7900X 10 cores and 20 thread processor with huge margins in $1000 range battle.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is 45% faster than the Core i9-7900X
The CPU of Intel only manages to gain a boost in single core performance tests thanks to its base / Turbo frequencies of 3.30 / 4.30 GHz (Vs 3.40 / 4.00 GHz of the Threadripper). Intel Core i9-7900X is 7% faster in Cinebench R15, 3% faster in Cinebench R11.5, and 5% in Geekbench 3, but of course, no one buys a CPU of 10 or 16 cores just to use one core, right?.
In multi-core tests everything changes. In the Passmark AMD CPU is 46% faster, in the Geekbench 3 there is the same difference of 46%, in Cinebench R15 this difference is still high with 44%, and in the Cinebench R11.5 there is also a gain of 46%, this gives us an average of 45.5% faster than the Intel Core i9-7900X in multi-core applications.
If we talk about Overclocking, the Core i7-7900X Overclocked at 4.60 GHz only achieves 2,464 points (vs. 2169 in stock) in Cinebench R15, which translates to being 35% slower than the AMD CPU.
With regard to the Threadripper 1950X, it has already managed to carry each of its 16 cores at a frequency of 4.10 GHz cooled by a water cooling system next to an ASRock X99 Professional Gaming motherboard and eight DDR4 @ 3066 DIMMs MHz, reaching the 3,337 points in Cinebench R15, which resulted in a performance improvement of 8%.
Source: CPU Monkey database