AMD Ryzen Threadripper 16-Core CPU, Epyc Server Platform and More Launched In India

AMD just released their new line of Ryzen Threadripper CPUs and… they’re looking great!

Ryzen Threadripper

This line of CPUs compete’s with Intel’s new Core i9 (Skylake – X & Kabylake – X) CPUs which have 5 SKUs unveiled so far. At the top, we have the i9 – 7900x being followed by the i7 – 7820X, i7 – 7800X, i7 – 7740X and the i5 – 7640X respectively. The technical specs are as follows –

Coming back to threadripper, 3 SKUs have been unveiled so far. 1950X being the top-of-the-line CPU with a monstrous 16 Cores and 32 threads @3.4 GHz followed closely by the 1920X and by the 1900X.

Ryzen Threadripper
As for price-to-performance, AMD gets the lead here, as you can clearly see.  Offering 16 cores and 32 threads for $999 as compared to Intel’s 10 Cores, 20 Threads for the same price.

 

Benchmarks

Now that the NDA / Embargo on the thread ripper chips has been lifted, reviewers have got the chance to benchmark the Threadripper CPUs.

Cinebench

Ryzen Threadripper

We’ll start with Cinebench, a benchmarking software made by Maxon who built the popular software, Cinema4D. This benchmark is based on that and can CRUSH any CPU and use all of it’s cores.

Starting with the multicore performance, the 1950X scores a whopping 3022 point in the multithreaded test.

 

Single-core performance is where the Ryzen CPUs lack at and it shows in this single threaded benchmark. So, if you’re buying a Threadripper CPU solely for gaming, I’d reconsider before buying.

 

Blender

Ryzen Threadripper
Blender is a popular software used for 3D rendering.

As you can see, the Ryzen Tthreadripper CPU comes out on top taking just 159 seconds compared to the i9 7900X’s 203 seconds.

Ryzen Threadripper

Handbrake

Handbrake is a video transcoder which is intended to both rip and converts video files to work on a number of supported devices.

Because of having more cores, the ThreadRipper CPU again comes out on top. Taking 875 seconds to encode a 1080p MKV file.


Premiere Pro

Ryzen Threadripper

Premiere Pro is a video editing software made by Adobe. It can benefit from more cores granted that the cores are not clocked too low.
Here again, the Threadripper comes out on top taking 166 seconds to encode a 4K Video to Blu-ray.
With GPU encode enabled, we see much faster results and the Ryzen Threadripper again comes out on top. This shows that the GPU does matter with a good CPU.

Conclusion

So, who is this CPU for? Should you buy it for just gaming?

This CPU is geared towards creative professionals, content creators who require a lot of horsepower for their work and also, Game Streamers.

It is priced at around 64,999 INR.Stay Tuned for more coverage on Tech.