Given the price of the new AMD Threadripper Pro, one would expect the company’s best HEDT processor to ruthlessly suppress competition. And it turns out that in most cases it is, except for a few quite important, according to the first comprehensive testing.
Based in the USA Pugetsystems (opens in a new tab)popular workplace the vendor has released a series of in-depth reviews of the Threadripper Pro 5995WX, 10 of which cover a range of applications, and the Intel Xeon W-3300 acts as a sparring partner.
Even with 64-cores, the 5995WX failed to beat Intel Core i9-12900K’s Adobe Premiere Pro,, Adobe Lightroom Classic and in Adobe Photoshop while they were very close to After Effects.
The obvious conclusion: if you plan to follow Adobe Creative Cloud, Intel is probably the way to go. The 12900K isn’t even Intel’s fastest HEDT processor now, it’s name belongs to the 12950HX, launched in May 2022.
For other standards (Da Vinci, Cinebench, V-Ray, Blender and Unreal), core numbers are still important, allowing the 5995WX to rank first in the leaderboard. In another popular benchmark, PassMark, there are records for the 5995WX, where it became the first processor to overcome the 100,000-character barrier, which is 15% more than the previous champion, EPYC 7773X.
|Article AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000||Kernels / threads||Frequency (increased / base)||TDP|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX||64/128||Up to 4.5 / 2.7 GHz||280 W.|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5975WX||32/64||Up to 4.5 / 3.6 GHz||280 W.|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5965WX||24/48||Up to 4.5 / 3.8 GHz||280 W.|
A revival of HEDT from Intel?
Overall, Intel seems to work better in loads with light threads, which means Intel’s fastest consumer processor will suffice for most creative tasks.
AMD has definitely noticed how competitive the new Core i9 processors are even compared to AMD’s current consumer processor, the Ryzen 9 5950X.
However realistically, we need to upgrade, given that Ryzen’s current set of desktop processors was launched in November 2020, more than 18 months ago. Earlier this year, laptop processors based on the Zen3 + architecture gave us an idea of how powerful their desktop (and server) counterparts can be.