AMD Threadripper 2990WX Linux Benchmarks: The 32-Core / 64-Thread Beast
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 13 August 2018. Page 9 of 11. 89 Comments

Not only does the Threadripper 2990WX beat the Core i9 7980XE on raw performance, but the value proposition is even more so compelling... The Threadripper 2990WX is launching for $1799 USD while the Core i9 7980XE retail processor at Internet retailers as of writing is $1879 USD or even above $1900 USD at some retailers. It will be interesting to see if Intel immediately slashes prices on their Core i9 line-up or waits until they launch their next-generation products, but either way, AMD is providing immense pressure on Intel that will either hurt their marketshare and/or margins in the high-end desktop space. Here's a look at how the performance-per-dollar compares for the benchmarks and the current retail pricing on these competing CPUs.

Even in the less optimized/threaded tests like GraphicsMagick, the 2990WX still delivers measurable value over the 7980XE.

Clear across the board, the AMD Threadripper 2990WX was delivering much better performance-per-dollar over the Intel Core i9 7980XE competition at current pricing.

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