The source have had the opportunity to do a first performance test of the AMD ThreadRipper 1950X processor, which is included in the new high-end Alienware Area 51.
At the moment the performance test has been limited to Cinebench R15 but the numbers are very clear and allow us to get an idea of what we can expect from this processor, which we recall has 16 cores and 12 wires at 3.4 GHz-4 GHz , Normal and turbo mode.
Taking a look at the results we can make it clear that with all the cores and threads used at 100% the working speed of the AMD ThreadRipper 1950X is 3.5 GHz, a figure that automatically adjusts depending on the workload and that as indicated in the previous paragraph can reach 4 GHz when not all nuclei are used.
Next we leave a table with the different models of ThreadRipper that has thought to launch AMD. As we see the most basic model will have eight cores and sixteen threads and the most powerful will double both figures.
In terms of performance, the AMD ThreadRipper 1950X is up to 32% better than the Core i9 7900X in the Cinebench R15 multi-core test. This is an understandable improvement since the Intel solution has 10 cores and 20 threads.
Someone may wonder why a 16-core and 32-core processor compares to a 10-core and 20-core processor, and the answer is simple because they both cost the same. The ThreadRipper 1950X will be priced at $ 999, the same as the Core i9 7900X.
In other tests like CPU-Z, the AMD ThreadRipper 1950X gets a score of 8945.9, a figure that far exceeds the nearly 5,000 points that Intel Core i9 7900X gets.
You’ll have to wait to see performance testing data in real-world environments, but it’s clear that ThreadRipper is a good value-for-money option.