AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950X will be released later this month and while this CPU does not target PC gamers, Linus Tech Tips has revealed the first gaming benchmark for it. In case you weren’t aware of, the AMD Ryzen Thredripper 1950X features 16 cores and 32 threads, is clocked at 3.4GHz (and can be boosted to 4GHz) and will be priced at $999.
In other words, this is a beast CPU that is meant to be used by workstation users and not gamers. Still, it’s interesting witnessing how this upcoming CPU performs on PC games.
Linus Tech Tips has put the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X against three other CPUs: the Intel Core i9 7900X, Intel Core i7 7700K and AMD Ryzen 1800X. These four CPUs were paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080Ti and 32GB of RAM. And according to this first benchmark, all four PC systems performed similarly.
Unfortunately, Linus Tech Tips did not reveal whether these systems were GPU-bound or not. As such, we don’t know whether the Intel systems were limited by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080Ti, and whether there would be performance differences once – and if – this GPU limitation was eliminated.
We expect Linus Tech Tips, and other publications, to share more gaming benchmarks once the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is available on August 10th. Until then, we have only this gaming benchmark to look at.
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