AMD's Zen2 chips released, a better deal than Intel

I am just comparing data from the threadripper 1950x. It gets close to the 1080 in the bmw benchmark and smokes any video card from that bench (minux the gp100) in the more complex scenes like koro, barbershop and fishy cat.

The 3950x is gonna have the same number of cores as the 1950x, higher clocks and higher performance at the same clock as the zen 2 already proved over the previous generations of zen processors.

Obviously, let’s wait for the reviews, but I’d be surprised if it’s not faster than a threadripper 1950x to be honest

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3900x already faster than 1950x


3950x with OC (which usualy 15% - then munis 15% from charts) already near close to 2990wx


p.s. when you say something - much better when you have charts to confirm your words!

The perils of being an early adopter, apparently Zen2 had some BIOS issues at launch and AMD is working to fix them, see the bottom of this page.

In this case, it shows that the reviews might have benchmarks showing the chip being slower than it should be. This could mean people who wait will be rewarded with a Zen2 that is noticeably faster than the already impressive speeds in the reviews.

There are many people out there who are so eager to break free from Intel (speculation on my part though), that they are lining up outside of stores to snag a new Ryzen Proc. Seriously, people are lining up as they would for Black Friday sales or the latest Hollywood blockbuster.

Finally AMD with true Single Thread good performance (which is good for working in blender):

I asked a German user to run this build with the Gooseberry bench with USE EMBREE on.

He scored an impressive 9:59 !

His System:

Ryzen 3900x cooled by Noctua NH-D15 (presumably with PBO on)

MSI X570 Creation

G.Skill DIMM 16 GB DDR4-3200 Kit (F4-3200C14D-16GTZR, Trident Z RGB)

Another user scored 14:54 with an 3700X.

According German thread: