The first third-party gaming benchmarks for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU have been unveiled and the results are quite disappointing. Naturally, we don’t really suggest this CPU for gaming enthusiasts, however AMD’s latest offer is significantly slower in video-games than its Intel’s competitor.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper is a beast featuring 16 cores and supports 32 threads. Its primary competitor – at least for now – is Intel’s Core i9 7900X; a CPU that packs 10 cores and supports 20 threads. And from the looks of it, Intel’s offering is better suited for gamers than AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper.
Both the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and the Intel Core i9 7900X are priced at $999. And while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper is coming with more cores, it’s pretty obvious that no game really benefits from these additional CPU cores.
Now as we’ve already stated in the past, we are only judging this new AMD CPU based on its performance in video-games. And that’s because… well… we are a PC gaming website. We don’t expect any game to be able to use 16 cores in the foreseeable future, however we are aware of some gamers wishing to get this kind of CPUs in order to future-proof their rigs. So, if you are one of them, you should be looking at Intel’s CPUs.