AMD has been in a constant battle with Intel ever since their Ryzen line of processors hit the market. The two tech giants have been trying to one up each other in a race towards greater CPU cores and better performance. Today, Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX cinebench score leaked online. The Ryzen 2990WX is an upcoming AMD processor which is a 32 core 64 thread monstrosity. The processor, although an overkill for gaming setups, would be ideal for workstations that are designed for content creation like video rendering and Auto Cad. Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX will feature a base clock of 3.0 Ghz and a boost clock of 4.2 GHz.
The leak surfaced on an AMD France webpage where it was stacked against the Intel i9 7980XE. According to the benchmark, Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX scored 5,099 while Intel i9 7980XE scored significantly less at 3335. We are not surprised as the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is an absolute mammoth of a processor and this sort of performance was expected from it.
The test setups for both the processors can be found below:
Google translation for the screenshot above reads,
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: sTR4 motherboard with AMD “Whitehaven” socket X399 + AMD Ryzen ™ Threadripper ™ 2990WX + Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gasming 9 + Intel Core i9-7980XE. Both systems feature a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card (driver 188.8.131.5293), 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 an average of 5,099.3, or (5,099.3 / 3,335.2 = 153%) 53% faster than the Intel Core i9-7980XE. RP2-1.
It seems like AMD has finally caught up to Intel, The Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX will be selling for around 1700 USD upon release.