Review of AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32 cores HEDT processor

Benchmarks PCMark10 and 3DMark FireStrike

PCMark 10

PCMark 10 is the complete benchmark for the modern office. It is the ideal test for organizations that are evaluating PCs for a workforce with a range of performance needs.

The tests in this benchmark cover a wide range of activities from everyday productivity tasks to demanding work with digital media content.

The results are quite a surprise as PC Mark10 doesn’t seem to be able to take advantage of the ThreadRipper 2990WX. In fact, the Ryzen 7 2700X gets a better overall score with 8 core 16 threads.

Overall score of the Ryzen ThreadRipper 2990WX is dragged down by Essentials. Another interesting observation is that when we ran 16 cores, the overall score improved but we see better boost in individual categories when only 8 cores are used in “Gaming mode”.

 

3D Mark Firestrike Physics test

So what about the Fire Strike Physics test. It looks like we met the same issue as PC Mark 10. The AMD ThreadRipper 2990WX scores much lower as it runs 32 cores 64 threads. Interestingly, the 2950X does better at 87.02 fps. The Intel Core i9-7980XE took the score of 79.43 fps.

Using the Ryzen Master, we half the amount of cores to 16 and tada, the performance shot up to 89.83 fps.

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