The performance of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX has shown itself to be very formidable competitor to the Intel counterpart. In performance, it has beaten the Core i7-7980XE.

Currently the AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 2990WX retails for USD 1749 and the Intel Core i7-7980XE USD 2004. That is almost USD 250 difference.

In terms of motherboard, the ASUS ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME (AMD) retails for USD 537.58 , ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme LGA2066 DDR4 (INTEL) retails for USD 634.97.

Considering the rest of the other components to almost equivalent price, the pricing of the  AMD Threadripper with a 32 core is cheaper than the Intel counterpart with only 18 cores. Put it another way, you get more cores for USD 200 less if you go for the AMD solution.

HEDT are meant for more specific work and may not be that suitable for gaming. This is confirmed with the benchmarks we did earlier. Running it at 8 cores or 16 cores sometimes can boost the performance. The same would apply for the other HEDT processors too.

In Conclusion, AMD has shown it, delivered it and has outdone it’s competitor in terms of core count. It is only a matter of time we see a under 10nm design which will lower the TDP of the processor. Other than the 2950X, AMD is going to deliver a 24-core Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX, or experience the astounding processing power for gamers and enthusiasts with and a 12-core Ryzen Threadripper 2920X. Available worldwide Oct 29.

We give the AMD Threadripper 2990WX our Gold Award.