How many threads could a Thread­rip­per rip if a Thread­rip­per could rip threads? £990


Let’s get this out of the way right now: this is not a gam­ing part, but that doesn’t stop it from be­ing an in­cred­i­ble piece of en­gi­neer­ing. AMD’s Thread­rip­per series is aimed solely at the pro­fes­sion­als, the folk who make money out of ren­der­ing con­tent on a day-to-day ba­sis.

And, my god, is it awe­some. Pack­ing a to­tal of 16 cores and 32 threads, this kills the com­pe­ti­tion, when it comes to price and per­for­mance in more com­pu­ta­tional-ori­ented tasks. We saw scores of over 3,000 points in CineBench at stock, a bench­mark of soft­ware tra­di­tion­ally used in the in­dus­try for CGI and ren­der­ing cin­e­matic con­tent.

To put that into per­spec­tive, a Core i5-7600K scores around 663 points, a Core i7-7700K 970 points, a Ryzen 7 1800X 1,612, and even In­tel’s top dog right now, the Core i9-7900X, com­ing in at the same price of this part, only man­ages 2,184 points at stock. That’s just an as­tro­nom­i­cal per­for­mance in­crease.

The biggy is over­clock­ing. By de­fault, it per­forms iden­ti­cally to its Ryzen cousins, mak­ing it easy to over­clock it to 4 GHz on all cores. In­creas­ing sin­gle and multi-core per­for­mance by 15%. If you profit

from com­pu­ta­tional work, this part is a no-brainer.

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