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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core CPU Is 53% Faster Than Intel’s Core i9-7980XE 18 Core – Cinebench Benchmark Performance Detailed Officially


AMD has mistakenly listed the Cinebench benchmark performance numbers of their upcoming flagship, the 32 core Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series is expected to hit markets in about a week or so and while we got to see it's specifications and prices a few days ago, the performance numbers are yet to be revealed.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core CPU Performance Benchmark Officially Leaked - Up To 53% Faster Than The Intel Core i9-7980XE 18 Core Flagship

In the official transcript posted over at AMD's France webpage, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is listed as the most powerful desktop processor in the world. It's without a doubt the beefiest CPU to make its way in the HEDT market so AMD's claims hold lots of weight to it. Following is the excerpt from the now removed/updated section of the webpage which listed the performance numbers:

AMD’s Robert Hallock & Frank Azor Talk AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs & AM5 Platform Features: 170W Socket Power Limits, 5.5 GHz Stock Clock Speeds, Smart Access Storage & More

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.

The results were compiled in late June on an X399 testbed which was running one of the early samples. The final results were that the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX system scored about 5009.3 points while the Intel Core i9-7980XE system scored around 3335.2 points. This is a 53% performance lead for the AMD system and knowing how early this score is from, we can only expect the final retail chips to perform even better.

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Cinebench R15: 5099.3 Points
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE Cinebench R15: 3335.2 Points

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core $1799 US Processor – The Undisputed and The Unmatched Flagship of the 2nd Gen AMD HEDT Family

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX will rock 32 cores and 64 threads that eclipses Intel’s halo product which will sport 28 cores and 56 threads. The chip is expected to feature a base clock of 3.0 GHz and a maximum boost clock of 4.0 GHz while the precision boost overdrive clocks are rated at +200 MHz so expect up to 4.20 GHz in single core optimized workloads. This shows that AMD can still achieve very high clock speeds even when they jumped to twice as many cores as their previous flagship, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.

Other details include 16 MB of L2 and 64 MB of L3 cache which rounds up to a total of 80 MB of available cache on a single chip. The TDP of the chip as stated before will be kept at 250W and all current generation TR4 socketed boards will be fully compatible with the 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors.

When compared to the Core i9-7980XE, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X at $1799 US offers a better architecture based on a 12nm process, 14 more cores, 28 more threads and for $200 less since the i9 costs a grand $2000 US. Comparing it to the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, we get 16 more cores, 32 more threads, and faster clocks at $800 US more. Given these prices, it would be another great product for the high-end market and put Intel’s HEDT in a lot of trouble which can cost in excess of $2000 US considering their new platform and Xeon Platinum prices.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series CPU Specifications:

CPU NameAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WXAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WXAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
CPU FamilyAMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)
CPU Architecture12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+
Base Clock3.0 GHz3.0 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost Clock4.2 GHz4.2 GHz4.4 GHz4.3 GHz
Cache (L3)64 MB64 MB64 MB64 MB
Cache (L2)16 MB12 MB8 MB6 MB
PlatformTR4 X399TR4 X399TR4 X399TR4 X399
Price$1799 US$1299 US$899 US$649 US
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