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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X Review (Page 6)

Steven Bassiri | Oct 29, 2018 at 8:00 am CDT - 1 min, 0 secs time to read this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: AMD

Out of the Box Gaming Performance: Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, GTA:V, Ashes of Singularity

Resident Evil 6 Benchmark

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GTA: V

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Ashes of the Singularity

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We actually see the 2970WX do better in most games than the 2990WX, and we think this has to do with thermal and current headroom (25% fewer cores)that allows Precision Boost 2 increase frequency in mixed workloads in the 2970WX higher than in the 2990WX. Games love frequency, so that could explain what we are seeing.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is our one outlier, and we think it has to do with the game loving cores as much as it loves frequency and IPC. GTA:V loves frequency, and we see the 2970WX do significantly better than the 2990WX. However, no one should buy either CPU for gaming. The 2920X is much better for gaming than the previous generation 1900 series ThreadRipper CPUs.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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