The latest benchmark of

Zen 2-based 3rd Generation 32-core Threadripper has appeared and this time in the UserBenchmark database, revealing its performance compared to its predecessor, the Threadripper 2990WX, and it’s very good news.


The benchmark entry, spotted by Wccftech, states base and boost frequencies of 3.6GHz and 4.2GHz, the former being 600MHz higher than the 2990WX. The scores are the most interesting part, though as both single-core and multi-core benchmarks show massive performance uplift. The multi-threaded score hits 5,649 points compared to just 4,328 points for the 2990WX – that’s a 31% increase in multi-threaded performance.

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The single-core test score was 135 compared to 118 for the older CPU. That’s a slightly less impressive but still significant 14% boost, which should help to offer better performance in lightly-threaded tasks – an area the 2990WX wasn’t too strong in, although that was in part due to poor Windows optimization and in games there was an Nvidia driver bug too, meaning the poor CPU really wasn’t painted in the best light at launch. There’s plenty to be excited about, but as usual, the results should be taken with a pinch of salt due to the fact that the CPUs were clearly tested on different systems as well as the new CPU being an engineering sample.

Threadripper was a surprise entry to the desktop market for AMD, with only its Epyc and Ryzen CPUs expected initially. Born from a skunkworks project, the CPUs have enjoyed success against

HEDT CPUs, offering excellent value for money in multi-threaded tasks, but often lacking in lightly-threaded tasks compared to Intel’s counterparts. Even recently, Threadripper’s future looked bleak, thanks to AMD releasing a 16-core Ryzen in the form of the Ryzen 3950X and numerous rumors that AMD was canceling the range, or at the very least models with fewer than 24 cores. The addition of the Zen 2 architecture to the equation is hugely exciting for Threadripper and we shouldn’t have to wait too long for some more details.

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