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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X Review

By: Steven Bassiri | AMD CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Aug 13, 2018 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: AMD

Out of the Box Performance: Handbrake, SuperPI, and ScienceMark

 

HandBrake UHD Video Transcoder (x264)

 

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HandBrake HD Video Transcoder (x264)

 

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ScienceMark

 

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SuperPI Mod 1.5

 

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Blender Beta Benchmark

 

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Here we have more light and mixed-load benchmarks, and we see the CPUs bounce around. In Handbrake transcoding, we see the 2950X do surprisingly well. Handbrake uses AVX units as well, so Intel does have some lead, and the compute cores without memory access do take the 2990WX down a bit. We see Science Mark show how powerful the 2950X is, and the 2990WX keeps up, especially when we set memory to XMP (3200MHz) and enable PBOD. SuperPI is all about memory and single core performance, and the CPUs are exactly where we expect them.

 

 

We added one new benchmark, one that came out three days ago we discovered through Reddit, and one that you can run on your system. The new Blender Beta benchmark has a long version and a short one, and we picked the short one since the long one takes hours (and we didn't have enough time to run it). AMD does exceedingly well in this benchmark, but we currently aren't using it in our ratings (as it's very new), and it seems to only really care about core count like CINEBENCH (32>18>16>10).

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