How many threads could a Threadripper rip if a Threadripper could rip threads?
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.