The Cinebench performance charts for AMD’s upcoming CPU flagship, the Threadripper 2990WX were leaked yesterday on the company’s French website. The results show a 53% deficit between Intel Core i9 7980XE and AMD’s upcoming flagship, the 32 core Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX.
The official documentation posted over at AMD France includes detailed test-bed info, plus the Cinebench points scored by both the CPUs in the benchmark. The leak which has now been scrubbed touted the Threadripper 2990WX as the most powerful consumer processor on the planet.
The Intel Core i9-7980XE scored a paltry 3,335.2 points on average while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX was able to cross the 5K mark to net a humongous 5,099.3. This places the Threadripper in a comfortable lead against the Intel flagship.
At first glance this may not seem like a big deal considering that the big Threadripper has an excess of 14 cores compared to the Intel i9, but what makes this comparison more glaring is the fact that the Intel chip costs a good $200 more than the AMD. This will only spell more trouble for Intel’s enthusiast HEDT offerings since both the performance and prices are in AMD’s favor.
Intel’s only defense will probably be the gaming performance where it still holds dominance, but I doubt most people in the market for an HEDT chip are solely going to consider that. After all, this is the domain of content creators and other professionals whose workloads demand premium multi-threaded performance and AMD’s Threadripper processors are ideal for that.
Oh and in case you are curious when these monster CPUs are hitting the market, I’d say in a week or two, a month would be the worse case.
Here’s the except that was leaked on AMD’s France website:
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 18.104.22.16893), 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.AMD France