AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX Performance On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 8 August 2022 at 09:00 AM EDT. Page 6 of 6. 16 Comments.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX was performing very well under Linux and inline with expectations for healthy improvements over the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series and in particular the 24-core Threadripper 3960X, based on the CPUs I had available for testing. Going from Zen 2 to Zen 3 offers terrific performance uplift and power efficiency benefits as shown for a while in our Ryzen 5000 series Linux testing.

Aside from the great performance, the Threadripper PRO 5965WX with ASUS Pro WS WRX80E‑Sage SE WIFI was working well under Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and using Linux 5.19 for the very latest kernel. Given the WRX80 chipset and this ASUS motherboard being out for a while now, the Linux support is squared away and no surprises on that front.

Deflating some of the excitement from this DIY launch of the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 series is it debuting so close to the Zen 4 desktop launch and the Threadripper 5000 series being limited to PRO SKUs. Threadripper PRO 5965WX pricing is starting out at around $2399 USD for this 24-core model, significantly more expensive than prior Threadripper non-PRO CPUs. The WRX80 motherboards are also quite pricey at $800+ for just the motherboard compared to former Threadripper processors. The pricing makes the Threadripper PRO 5000 reach much more limited and primarily to professional artists, high-end content creators, developer workstations for corporate developers, etc -- certainly less affordability to the enthusiast/hobbyist space. In any event, if you can afford it, the Threadripper PRO 5000 series does continue on in the legendary Threadripper performance we have come to love over the years but even if too pricey the Ryzen 9 5950X is a terrific 16-core alternative and the next-gen Ryzen desktop CPUs are also just around the corner.

When taking the geometric mean of all the benchmarks, the Threadripper PRO 5965WX was about 20% faster on average than the 24-core Threadripper 3960X available for testing. Around 100 benchmarks were carried out for this DIY launch-day review with all of the individual test data and per-test power consumption metrics, etc, being available via this result file and this composite overview page.

Thanks to AMD for providing the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX review sample and stay tuned for more Linux (and BSD) benchmarks coming from this 24-core PRO workstation part.

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