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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (16 core, 32 threads) Review

Sebastian Bade, 👁 J. Simon Leitner (translated by Alex Alderson), 08/11/2018

Heavy Metal by AMD! AMD has released its new generation of Threadripper APUs following the successful launch of its second-generation Ryzen desktop APUs. The new Threadripper series not only makes incremental improvements over the last generation but also introduces Ryzen APUs with up to 32 cores and 64 threads. These new APUs are AMD’s shot at capturing the high-performance processor crown, something that will no doubt put pressure on Intel. We will be focusing on the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X in this review and establish whether this 16-core APU is worth the investment.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper with up to 32 cores

Zen+ architecture innovations (Source: AMD)
Zen+ architecture innovations (Source: AMD)
Improved all-core boost clock speeds (Source: AMD)
Improved all-core boost clock speeds (Source: AMD)
There are two new series of Threadripper APUs with different use cases in mind (Source: AMD)
There are two new series of Threadripper APUs with different use cases in mind (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X and 2950X (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X and 2950X (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2990WX (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2990WX (Source: AMD)

Last year’s Threadripper Zen architecture APUs brought a decent performance bump on previous AMD chips. These first-generation chips were built on the 14 nm FinFET fabrication process and included the 1950X, which was the first 16-core consumer-grade AMD APU. AMD followed this in April 2018 with nine Ryzen processors built on the new Zen+ architecture, including the Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600X. Zen+ is built with 12 nm processes, which should bring significantly better performance with the same power consumption as last year’s Ryzen APUs. The new Threadripper APUs also benefit from improved cache latencies and turbo boost functionality. These second-generation chips implement Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2) and Precision Boost 2 (PBO), the combination of which should allow the APUs to graduate their clock frequencies as more cores are used. This should mean that these new APUs can maintain turbo clock speeds for longer than last year’s chips.

The second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper APUs will be available from the August 11, 2018. AMD will be releasing four Ryzen Threadripper models that are divided into two categories, the X series and the WX series. The X series is aimed at gamers while the WX series is designed with content creators and innovators in mind, with the former rated at up to 180 W thermal design power (TDP) and the latter up to 250 W TDP.

Prices start at $649, with the most expensive 32-core and 64-thread APU costing $1,799 at launch. The entry-level Threadripper APU is the Ryzen 2920X, which has 12 cores and 24 threads. This means that AMD has eliminated octa-core APUs from its Threadripper range, but the Ryzen 7 2700X fills this gap. Unfortunately, AMD has not released any budget options based on the X399 platform; last year’s Threadripper APUs should drop in price though.

The new Threadripper APUs come in stylish and elaborately designed packaging, which is impressive at first glance.

All APUs arrive without a heatsink. AMD and Cooler Master have collaborated to create the Wraith Ripper, a heatsink that is designed to cool up to 250W TDP APUs. The Wraith Ripper costs about 100 Euros (~$114).

Overview of the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper APUs

Model Cores - Threads Base Clock Turbo clock TDP Launch Price
2nd generation
Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 12-24 3.5GHz 4.3GHz 180W $649
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 16-32 3.5GHz 4.4GHz 180W $899
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 24-48 3.0GHz 4.2GHz 250W $1,299
Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32-64 3.0GHz 4.2GHz 250W $1,799
1st generation
Ryzen Threadripper 1900X 8-16 3.5GHz 4.2GHz 180W $549
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12-24 3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz 180 Watt €829
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-32 3.4 GHz 4.2 GHz 180 Watt €1,039

AMD has supplied us with the following hardware for our benchmarks and tests:

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X APU
  • ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME (BIOS 0064, Default Settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-3200
  • 2 x G.Skill DIMM 16 GB DDR4-3200 kit (14-14-14-34)
  • Wraith Ripper heatsink
  • Enermax Liqtech TR4 240 - AIO liquid cooling

Additional hardware used in our test system:

  • XFX AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • Antec 1,200 W power supply
  • ADATA SX910 512 GB
  • Western Digital 2 TB USB 3.0 HDD
The test system
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (Toolkit)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
The test system
2 x G.Skill DIMM 16GB DDR4-3200 kit (14-14-14-34)
G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR4-3200
G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR4-3200
Wraith-Ripper
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Threadripper packaging (Source: AMD)
AMD Threadripper accessories (Source: AMD)
AMD Threadripper accessories (Source: AMD)
AMD Threadripper packaging (Source: AMD)
AMD Threadripper packaging (Source: AMD)
AMD Threadripper packaging (Source: AMD)
AMD Threadripper packaging (Source: AMD)
AMD Threadripper packaging (Source: AMD)
AMD Threadripper packaging (Source: AMD)

Processor benchmarks

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-7900X (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-7900X (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-7900X (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-7900X (Source: AMD)

We expected the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X to have excellent multithreaded performance because of its 16 cores, which is confirmed by benchmark scores. The 2950X is a clear improvement over the Threadripper 1950X and even outscores the 10-core Intel Core i9-7900X. Despite being similarly priced, the 2950X outperforms the Core i9-7900X in the Cinebench R15 multithread benchmark because of its superior core count. In practical terms, the 2950X performs about 45% better in multithreaded applications than the Core i9-7900X.

Unfortunately, the 2950X falls short on single-core performance. Our test APU is on par with the Ryzen 7 2700X and 10% behind the Core i9-7900X. AMD does not conceal this shortcoming either, with AMD presenting a similar comparison table in their product briefing. We have included their comparison tables above. These values were confirmed during our tests.

Please note: We conducted our benchmarks with the Wraith Ripper heatsink. Using AIO cooling would tease out a bit more performance without overclocking.

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Performance Rating
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
81.7 pt ∼82%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
77.6 pt ∼78%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
71.2 pt ∼71%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
69.2 pt ∼69%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
66.8 pt ∼67%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
61.8 pt ∼62%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
61.1 pt ∼61%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
56 pt ∼56%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
199 Points ∼91% +13%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
192.74 Points ∼88% +10%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
176 Points ∼81% 0%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
176 Points ∼81%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
164 Points ∼75% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
163 Points ∼75% -7%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
159 Points ∼73% -10%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
152 Points ∼70% -14%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
3110 Points ∼71%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
2944 Points ∼67% -5%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
2148 (min: 2133.11, max: 2158.31) Points ∼49% -31%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1801 Points ∼41% -42%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1647 Points ∼38% -47%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1537 Points ∼35% -51%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1405 (min: 1375.04, max: 1405.28) Points ∼32% -55%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1341 Points ∼31% -57%
Blender 2.79 - ---
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
350 Seconds * ∼4% -129%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
264 Seconds * ∼3% -73%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
163 Seconds * ∼2% -7%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
152.7 Seconds * ∼2%
wPrime 2.0x
1024m
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
133.8 s * ∼2% -152%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
118.6 s * ∼1% -123%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
109.8 s * ∼1% -107%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
103 s * ∼1% -94%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
96.622 s * ∼1% -82%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
76 s * ∼1% -43%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
55.07 s * ∼1% -4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
53.159 s * ∼1%
32m
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5.77 s * ∼1% -38%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4.62 s * ∼1% -10%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4.186 s * ∼1%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4 s * ∼1% +4%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
3.8 s * ∼1% +9%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
3.484 s * ∼1% +17%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
3.34 s * ∼1% +20%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
2.91 s * ∼1% +30%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
144.88 (min: 143.48, max: 145.54) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
134.26 (min: 133.84, max: 135.07) fps ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
121 fps ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
104.5 fps ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
95 fps ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
89.5 fps ∼62% -38%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
87.4 fps ∼60% -40%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
80.5 fps ∼56% -44%
Pass 1
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
232 (min: 229, max: 233) fps ∼86% +15%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
226.7 fps ∼84% +12%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
217 fps ∼80% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
207.4 fps ∼77% +3%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
202.305 (min: 200.47, max: 203.47) fps ∼75%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
195 fps ∼72% -4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
189.58 (min: 188.03, max: 193.43) fps ∼70% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
174 fps ∼64% -14%
WinRAR - Result
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
7120 KB/s ∼84% +57%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5918 KB/s ∼69% +30%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4779 KB/s ∼56% +5%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4599 KB/s ∼54% +1%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4548 KB/s ∼53%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
4150 KB/s ∼49% -9%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4120 KB/s ∼48% -9%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
3457 KB/s ∼41% -24%
TrueCrypt
Serpent Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
1.8 GB/s ∼0% 0%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1.8 GB/s ∼0%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1.2 GB/s ∼0% -33%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1 GB/s ∼0% -44%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.945 GB/s ∼0% -47%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.892 GB/s ∼0% -50%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
0.793 GB/s ∼0% -56%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
0.78 GB/s ∼0% -57%
Twofish Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
2.9 GB/s ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
2.9 GB/s ∼97%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
2.1 GB/s ∼70% -28%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1.6 GB/s ∼53% -45%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1.5 GB/s ∼50% -48%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1.4 GB/s ∼47% -52%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1.4 GB/s ∼47% -52%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
1.2 GB/s ∼40% -59%
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
19.5 GB/s ∼100%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
19 GB/s ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
12.1 GB/s ∼62% -38%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
10.6 GB/s ∼54% -46%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
9.6 GB/s ∼49% -51%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
3400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
8.6 GB/s ∼44% -56%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
8 GB/s ∼41% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
8 GB/s ∼41% -59%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
36198 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
28877 Points ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
25919 Points ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
25223 Points ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
21616 Points ∼60% -40%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i7-8700K
3700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5937 Points ∼94% +21%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4999 Points ∼79% +2%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4903 Points ∼77%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4706 Points ∼74% -4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
4304 Points ∼68% -12%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
3400, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
17834 Points ∼96% +4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
3500, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
17222 Points ∼93%
Intel Core i9-7900X
3300, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
15260 Points ∼82% -11%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
3700, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
15025 Points ∼81% -13%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
3600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
14150 Points ∼76% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
3600, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
12074 Points ∼65% -30%

* ... smaller is better

We have little to say on throttling, simply because there wasn’t any. Our test APU performed consistently in a loop of the Cinebench R15 multithreaded benchmark. The Wraith Ripper performed well too and kept the 2950X sufficiently cool throughout.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Cinebench R15 CPU Multi loop

Gaming Performance

1080p game performance (Source: AMD)
1080p game performance (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Game-Mode performance vs Stock (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Game-Mode performance vs Stock (Source: AMD)
Example scenarios for AMD Ryzen APUs
Example scenarios for AMD Ryzen APUs

Typically, games benefit from better single core performance than a higher core count, which is where the new Zen+ architecture comes in. Overall performance has been greatly improved thanks to various cache latency changes and better turbo performance. Unfortunately, we cannot make an objective judgment as to the 2950X’s gaming performance because most games can only take advantage of a maximum of four or eight cores. AMD has sought to overcome this with a game mode option in their Ryzen Master Utility, which activates only eight of the 16 cores. This generally improves performance by around 8% in games. We left our test APU at default settings for our benchmarks.

Overall, the 2950X offers solid gaming performance when paired with an AMD Radeon RX Vega 64. The Vega 64 is a performance bottleneck though, particularly at high resolutions like 4K. The 2950X is 9% off the Ryzen 7 2700X in our benchmarks, but only because games currently cannot take advantage of the 2950X’s 16 cores.

While AMD classes the X series as gaming APUs, they extend this to simultaneous streaming and 3D rendering. So, the 2950X is ideal for those who game but also have streaming services like Twitch running in the background. The 2950X is simply unbeatable in this regard.

Performance Rating
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
99.6 pt ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
96.8 pt ∼97%
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
92.8 pt ∼93%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
92.5 pt ∼93%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
91.7 pt ∼92%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
89.2 pt ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
88.7 pt ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
86.3 pt ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Intel Core i9-7900X
84.7 pt ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
78.5 pt ∼79%
The Crew 2
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
49.7 (min: 44, max: 58) fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
42.3 fps ∼85%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
60 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
60 fps ∼100%
1280x720 Low Preset
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
60 fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
60 fps ∼100%
Far Cry 5
3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
53 (min: 46, max: 64) fps ∼100% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
51 (min: 44, max: 61) fps ∼96% +13%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
45 (min: 38, max: 60) fps ∼85%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
44 (min: 37, max: 56) fps ∼83% -2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
44 (min: 38, max: 56) fps ∼83% -2%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
110 (min: 89, max: 142) fps ∼100% +22%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
106 (min: 86, max: 144) fps ∼96% +18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
105 (min: 83, max: 143) fps ∼95% +17%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
90 (min: 73, max: 122) fps ∼82%
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
88 (min: 72, max: 115) fps ∼80% -2%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
125 (min: 99, max: 171) fps ∼100% +25%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
122 (min: 97, max: 162) fps ∼98% +22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
115 (min: 90, max: 157) fps ∼92% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
100 (min: 82, max: 133) fps ∼80%
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
96 (min: 77, max: 116) fps ∼77% -4%
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
36.5 (min: 31, max: 40) fps ∼100% +35%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
34.6 (min: 29, max: 38) fps ∼95% +28%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
27.1 (min: 22, max: 31) fps ∼74%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
128.4 (min: 107, max: 149) fps ∼100% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
111.4 (min: 74, max: 151) fps ∼87% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
111.3 (min: 90, max: 131) fps ∼87%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
152 (min: 111, max: 195) fps ∼100% +25%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
126.3 (min: 88, max: 160) fps ∼83% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
121.4 (min: 103, max: 145) fps ∼80%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
3840x2160 High Quality
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
41 fps ∼100% +46%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
28 (min: 19, max: 40) fps ∼68%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
27.9 (min: 20, max: 42) fps ∼68% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
27.9 (min: 20, max: 42) fps ∼68% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
27.7 (min: 13, max: 43) fps ∼68% -1%
1920x1080 Standard Quality
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
88.2 (min: 58, max: 118) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
88.1 (min: 61, max: 116) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
87.7 (min: 62, max: 118) fps ∼99% 0%
1280x720 Lite Quality
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
145.6 (min: 94, max: 177) fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
143 (min: 98, max: 201) fps ∼98%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
133.6 (min: 88, max: 191) fps ∼92% -7%
Star Wars Battlefront 2
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
42.7 (min: 38, max: 48) fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
42.3 (min: 37, max: 47) fps ∼99% +16%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
36.5 (min: 30, max: 41) fps ∼85%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
160.7 (min: 145, max: 187) fps ∼100% +10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
150.8 (min: 134, max: 173) fps ∼94% +3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
146.7 (min: 126, max: 166) fps ∼91%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
198.3 (min: 108, max: 201) fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
198.3 (min: 190, max: 201) fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
193.7 (min: 163, max: 200) fps ∼98%
Assassin´s Creed Origins
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
34 (min: 25, max: 55) fps ∼100% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
34 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
33 fps ∼97% -3%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
76 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
71 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
64 (min: 27, max: 93) fps ∼84% -16%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
81 fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
76 fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
68 (min: 34, max: 93) fps ∼84% -16%
F1 2017
3840x2160 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
95 (min: 81, max: 112) fps ∼100% +73%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
91 (min: 79, max: 108) fps ∼96% +65%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
55 (min: 48, max: 65) fps ∼58%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
55 (min: 48, max: 65) fps ∼58% 0%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
230 (min: 178, max: 266) fps ∼100% +22%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
208 (min: 167, max: 238) fps ∼90% +10%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
189 (min: 145, max: 197) fps ∼82%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
189 (min: 145, max: 197) fps ∼82% 0%
Ghost Recon Wildlands
3840x2160 Very High Preset AA:T AF:8x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
37.6 (min: 27.6, max: 42.9) fps ∼100% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
36.7 (min: 28, max: 42) fps ∼98% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
36.2 (min: 27, max: 42) fps ∼96%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
127.6 (min: 109, max: 146) fps ∼100% +12%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
113.5 (min: 93, max: 131) fps ∼89%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
110 (min: 95, max: 126) fps ∼86% -3%
For Honor
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:8x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
78.2 (min: 63, max: 91) fps ∼100% +58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Intel Core i9-7900X
78 (min: 62, max: 105) fps ∼100% +58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
77.8 (min: 63, max: 89) fps ∼99% +57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
77.1 (min: 62, max: 89) fps ∼99% +56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
77 (min: 62, max: 91) fps ∼98% +56%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
50.4 (min: 42.4, max: 58.1) fps ∼64% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
49.5 (min: 39, max: 59) fps ∼63%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
49 (min: 40, max: 58) fps ∼63% -1%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
285.6 (min: 158.1, max: 368.9) fps ∼100% +100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
271 (min: 193, max: 400) fps ∼95% +90%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
263.8 (min: 104, max: 311) fps ∼92% +85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
250 (min: 187, max: 317) fps ∼88% +75%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
230 (min: 187, max: 300) fps ∼81% +61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
185 (min: 149, max: 230) fps ∼65% +30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Intel Core i9-7900X
155 (min: 129, max: 180) fps ∼54% +9%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
142.8 (min: 107, max: 160) fps ∼50%
Watch Dogs 2
3840x2160 High Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
37.8 (min: 34, max: 42) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
36.9 (min: 32, max: 42) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
36.2 (min: 32, max: 40) fps ∼96% -4%
1366x768 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
102.4 (min: 76, max: 131) fps ∼100% +16%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
92.3 (min: 65, max: 121) fps ∼90% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
88 (min: 67, max: 110) fps ∼86%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
115.7 (min: 87, max: 146) fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
99.3 (min: 75, max: 124) fps ∼86%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
98.3 (min: 14, max: 133) fps ∼85% -1%
Battlefield 1
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
65.2 (min: 58, max: 71) fps ∼100% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
61.4 (min: 56, max: 64) fps ∼94% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
61.2 (min: 55, max: 69) fps ∼94%
1366x768 Medium Preset AA:FX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
197.5 (min: 188, max: 201) fps ∼100% +22%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
164.7 (min: 150, max: 187) fps ∼83% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
162 (min: 153, max: 177) fps ∼82%
1280x720 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
199.1 (min: 182, max: 201) fps ∼100% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
181.4 (min: 141, max: 194) fps ∼91% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
173 (min: 161, max: 185) fps ∼87%
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
3840x2160 High Preset AF:4x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
37.5 (min: 29, max: 47.2) fps ∼100% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
36.2 (min: 29.3, max: 45.7) fps ∼97% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
35.5 fps ∼95%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
122.6 (min: 83.3, max: 191.2) fps ∼100% +14%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
109.1 (min: 69.7, max: 165.9) fps ∼89% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
107.9 fps ∼88%
1280x720 Low Preset AF:1x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
115.9 (min: 34.5, max: 180.5) fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
114.5 (min: 80.2, max: 178.2) fps ∼99% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
112.8 fps ∼97%
The Division
3840x2160 High Preset AF:8x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
50.9 fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
50.6 fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
50.3 fps ∼99%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:4x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
185.1 fps ∼100% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
174.7 fps ∼94%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
171.4 fps ∼93% -2%
1280x720 Low Preset AF:1x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
236.1 fps ∼100% +15%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
205.3 fps ∼87% 0%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
205.1 fps ∼87%
Far Cry Primal
3840x2160 High Preset AA:SM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
50 (min: 46, max: 56) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
49 (min: 45, max: 54) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
48 (min: 44, max: 52) fps ∼96% -4%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:SM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
114 (min: 85, max: 138) fps ∼100% +31%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
106 (min: 76, max: 128) fps ∼93% +22%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
87 (min: 66, max: 106) fps ∼76%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
51.2 (min: 47, max: 58) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
50.6 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
50.4 (min: 45, max: 57) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
44.6 (min: 40, max: 50) fps ∼87% -13%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
189.7 (min: 178, max: 203) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
178.5 (min: 166, max: 197) fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
174.7 (min: 162, max: 200) fps ∼92% -8%
1024x768 Lowest Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
263.7 (min: 256, max: 276) fps ∼100% +2%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
262.2 (min: 252, max: 300) fps ∼99% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
258.9 (min: 230, max: 274) fps ∼98%
The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
53.4 fps ∼100% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
49.7 (min: 42, max: 56) fps ∼93%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
49.1 (min: 44, max: 54) fps ∼92% -1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
47.7 (min: 43, max: 53) fps ∼89% -4%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
222.3 (min: 196, max: 246) fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
220 (min: 207, max: 247) fps ∼99%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
201.1 (min: 176, max: 227) fps ∼90% -9%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Intel Core i9-7900X
349 (min: 260, max: 392) fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
318.2 (min: 289, max: 352) fps ∼91% +7%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
298.7 (min: 259, max: 354) fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
297 (min: 267, max: 336) fps ∼85% -1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
258.5 (min: 219, max: 295) fps ∼74% -13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
254 (min: 237, max: 292) fps ∼73% -15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
250 (min: 226, max: 287) fps ∼72% -16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
247 (min: 226, max: 273) fps ∼71% -17%
Battlefield 4
3840x2160 High Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
77 (min: 70, max: 92) fps ∼100% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
76.4 (min: 69, max: 91) fps ∼99% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
76.4 (min: 69, max: 91) fps ∼99% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
73.4 (min: 63, max: 89) fps ∼95%
1366x768 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
200 (min: 179, max: 202) fps ∼100% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
200 (min: 195, max: 201) fps ∼100% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
188 (min: 181, max: 194) fps ∼94%
1024x768 Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
200 (min: 190, max: 202) fps ∼100% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
200 (min: 192, max: 201) fps ∼100% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
191.8 (min: 178, max: 200) fps ∼96%
BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-8700K
181.2 fps ∼100% +11%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
170.7 (min: 58.8, max: 296.1) fps ∼94% +5%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
164.4 (min: 57.2, max: 282.2) fps ∼91% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
163 (min: 40, max: 344) fps ∼90%
1366x768 Medium Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
289.1 (min: 59.7, max: 743.3) fps ∼100% +14%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
274 (min: 59.5, max: 723.1) fps ∼95% +8%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
254.7 (min: 51, max: 744) fps ∼88%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
308.4 (min: 29.9, max: 784.2) fps ∼100% +4%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
299.1 (min: 29.9, max: 767.3) fps ∼97% +1%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
297.3 (min: 19, max: 869) fps ∼96%

Threadripper 2950X

low med. high ultra4K
BioShock Infinite (2013) 297.3254.7233.3163fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 191.8188190136.373.4fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 298.7220136.880.949.7fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 258.9189.7120.5105.751.2fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 9787797450fps
The Division (2016) 205.1174.7122.798.950.3fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 112.8107.997.353.335.5fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 173162150.4135.661.2fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 99.38882.168.537.8fps
For Honor (2017) 142.8139.9139.8127.749.5fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 113.585.482.952.636.2fps
F1 2017 (2017) 18917816112955fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 8176756734fps
Call of Duty WWII (2017) 187.2184.9122.9115.561.1fps
Need for Speed Payback (2017) 121.9115.3113110.449.6fps
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) 193.7146.7124.2107.636.5fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 14388.159.828fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 121.4111.38667.327.1fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 10090868045fps
The Crew 2 (2018) 6060606042.3fps

Application Performance

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X PCMark 10 performance
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X PCMark 10 performance

The 2950X performs exceptionally well in PCMark 10 and is clearly ahead of the Core i9-7900X. By contrast, our test APU is only 4% ahead of the Ryzen 7 2700X in these benchmarks. Overall, our 2950X test system is fast and latency free.

AMD also offers its StoreMI tool for free for all X399 motherboards following the launch of its new Threadripper APUs. StoreMI combines the advantages of an SSD and an HDD by generating a drive from two physical drives and 2 GB RAM. The tool then analyses user behavior and stores frequently used programs on this faster virtual drive for improved system performance.

AMD StoreMI information (Source: AMD)
AMD StoreMI information (Source: AMD)
AMD StoreMI performance improvements (Source: AMD)
AMD StoreMI performance improvements (Source: AMD)
PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7764 Points ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7451 Points ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7337 Points ∼95% -2%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
7285 Points ∼94% -2%
Intel Core i9-7900X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
6432 Points ∼83% -14%
Intel Core i7-8700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
6150 Points ∼79% -17%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Intel Core i9-7900X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5325 Points ∼100% +12%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4891 Points ∼92% +3%
Intel Core i7-8700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4821 Points ∼91% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4750 Points ∼89% 0%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4735 Points ∼89%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
4520 Points ∼85% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4511 Points ∼85% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4324 Points ∼81% -9%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Intel Core i9-7900X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
8794 Points ∼100% +12%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
8217 Points ∼93% +5%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
8166 Points ∼93% +4%
Intel Core i7-8700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
8110 Points ∼92% +3%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7948 Points ∼90% +1%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7859 Points ∼89%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Intel Core i9-7900X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
5239 Points ∼100% +20%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4746 Points ∼91% +9%
Intel Core i7-8700K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4648 Points ∼89% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4483 Points ∼86% +3%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4392 Points ∼84% +1%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
4367 Points ∼83% 0%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4359 Points ∼83%
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4350 Points ∼83% 0%

Emissions

Our test APU performed well during our stress tests. The Wraith Ripper easily cooled the 180 W APU, which should be expected as the heatsink supports up to 250 W chips. We ran our stress tests without putting our test system in a case. APU core temperature reached 64 °C in this test scenario with the air-cooled Wraith Ripper. The APU operated at between 3.7 and 3.8 GHz during our stress tests, which is exactly what AMD promises.

We would recommend pairing such a strong APU with liquid cooling for best overall performance. AMD provided us with the Enermax Liqtech 240 for our testing, which delivered an overall better experience than the Wraith Ripper. While the APU still reached 62 °C under load, fan noise is considerably lower at idle when using the Liqtech 240 rather than the Wraith Ripper.

Prime95 – Wraith Ripper
Prime95 – Wraith Ripper
Prime95 – Enermax Liqtech 240
Prime95 – Enermax Liqtech 240
Temperatures - CPU Temperature Prime95
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
71 °C ∼100% +11%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
70.5 °C ∼99% +10%
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
64 °C ∼90%

Heatsinks

All new Threadripper APUs come without a heatsink. AMD has provided us with the air-cooler Cooler Master Wraith Ripper and the liquid-cooled Enermax Liqtech 240 for our tests.

Before we go any further, both heatsinks performed well throughout testing. Starting with the Wraith Ripper, this cooler is equipped with a 120 mm fan and RGB lighting. The size of the Wraith Ripper should not be underestimated though. The Wraith Ripper blocked the first PCIe slot on the ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme's motherboard and made installing RAM modules tricky. The modules provided to us still fitted, but there isn’t enough clearance to use RAM modules with large RGB heat spreaders.

On a separate note, the weight of a test system is a whopping 3.6 kg.

Wraith Ripper with RGB lighting
Wraith Ripper with RGB lighting
Wraith Ripper with its 120 mm fan
Wraith Ripper with its 120 mm fan
The Wraith Ripper is so large that it blocks the first PCIe on our test motherboard
The Wraith Ripper is so large that it blocks the first PCIe on our test motherboard

The Enermax Liqtech 240 cools the APU more effectively and works more quietly than the Wraith Ripper. The liquid cooler is plug and play and does not obstruct either the PCIe slot on the ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme's motherboard or the RAM modules. We would recommend this heatsink over the Wraith Ripper if you have room in your case.

Enermax Liqtech 240 TR4 packaging
Enermax Liqtech 240 TR4 packaging
Enermax Liqtech 240 TR4 – what’s in the box
Enermax Liqtech 240 TR4 – what’s in the box

Power Consumption

The 2950X is not designed to be a power-efficient APU with its 180 W maximum TDP. The APU is relatively economic in idle though, with our test APU averaging 83 W. This is only 9 W higher than the Ryzen 7 2700X. This rises to 262 W during Cinebench R15 multi and to a maximum of 269 W during a Prime95 stress test.

We also looked at the power consumption of our entire test system. Our test system averaged 410 W while running The Witcher 3. There are a few caveats here though. Firstly, it is worth considering the power consumption of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64. Secondly, we conducted this test with the Liqtech 240 heatsink cooling the APU. Finally, we did not connect our test system to a display during this test.

AMD Threadripper 2950X power consumption - At idle
AMD Threadripper 2950X power consumption - At idle
AMD Threadripper 2950X power consumption – Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark
AMD Threadripper 2950X power consumption – Cinebench R15 Multi benchmark
AMD Threadripper 2950X power consumption – Prime95 stress test
AMD Threadripper 2950X power consumption – Prime95 stress test
AMD Threadripper 2950X power consumption – The Witcher 3
AMD Threadripper 2950X power consumption – The Witcher 3
Power Consumption
Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
263 Watt * ∼100%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
411 Watt * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Overclocking

Overclocking remains an option for getting the most out of hardware, and the 2950X is an easy APU to overclock. We managed to overclock our test APU to 4.2 GHz across all cores with the Liqtech 240. Core temperatures reached 74 °C under load, but we could not achieve stable clock speeds beyond 4.2 GHz.

Our test APU scored 3,585 points in Cinebench R15 multi when overclocked, which is 475 points higher than it scored at stock speeds. Our test APU scored two points fewer in the Cinebench R15 single-core benchmark than it did at stock speeds. This is more likely to be regular fluctuations in results than overclocking resulting in worse single-core performance.

Manually overclocking the 2950X disables both XFR2 and PBO. This is a major downside as the APU can only reach 4.4 GHz with XFR2 enabled.

Another factor to consider when overclocking is the increased power consumption. Power consumption increases by around 120 W when running Prime95, for example. Overall, our test APU averages 390 W under load when overclocked. This is incredibly high and something that we would advise against doing unless you can properly cool the APU.

Please note: All attempts at overclocking are at your own risk and voids any manufacturer warranty. AMD Ryzen Master Utility displays a corresponding warning message before allowing you to overclock your APU.

Cinebench R15 Multi at 4.2 GHz
Cinebench R15 Multi at 4.2 GHz
Prime95 power consumption at 4.2 GHz
Prime95 power consumption at 4.2 GHz
Stress test power consumption at 4.2 GHz using the Enermax Liqtech 240 heatsink
Stress test power consumption at 4.2 GHz using the Enermax Liqtech 240 heatsink

Verdict

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X. Test processor courtesy of AMD.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X. Test processor courtesy of AMD.

AMD has now released its new series of Threadripper APUs following its Zen+ architecture refresh of its other Ryzen APUs this spring. All four of the new Threadripper APUs are based on the 12 nm FinFET manufacturing process and bring a series of improvements over their predecessors. AMD has not only increased clock speeds but also ramped up core count too; the 24 and 32-core WX series chips are real workhorse workstation APUs.

The new top APU for enthusiasts and gamers is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, which succeeds the Threadripper 1950X APU. The 2950X is a 16-core chip with 32 simultaneous threads and a 180 W maximum TDP. AMD has increased the clock speed between generations too and implemented both XFR2 and PBO to better regulate turbo clock speeds under load. The 2950X automatically adapts clock speeds in 25 MHz increments for more precise clock speed adjustments.

Overall, the 2950X works is a strong performer in both games and in wider applications. AMD has priced the 2950X attractively and offers significantly more performance than the Intel Core i9-7900X for the same money.

The second generation of AMD Ryzen Threadripper APUs is considerably more powerful than their predecessors. AMD has brought the first consumer level 32-core processors to the market, chips which have only previously been found in servers. These new APUs, specifically the Threadripper 2950X, have a strong price-to-performance ratio that puts Intel under serious pressure.

AMD has a well-known upgrade policy that has a good reputation. If you already own an X399 motherboard, then you can upgrade to the latest generation of Threadripper APUs with just a BIOS update. This even applies to the 250 W WX series Threadripper APUs.

Those who cannot or will not do without the power of 16 cores will be rewarded with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, particularly because of its performance in multithreaded optimized applications. Intel currently offers no comparable CPU at this price with this level of performance, which is why the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X gets a clear recommendation from us.

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Sebastian Bade, 2018-08-11 (Update: 2018-08-13)