AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X And 1920X Review: Unleashing The Multi-Threaded Beast

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AMD ThreadRipper Physics, Gaming, And Graphics Benchmarks

For our next series of tests, we moved on to some game-related metrics with 3DMark, specifically the physics benchmark that's part of the Fire Strike test, along with a couple of actual games. For the 3DMark Physics test, we simply create a custom 3DMark run consisting solely of the physics test, which is CPU dependent, and report the results...

Gaming: 3DMark Physics
Taking the GPU out of the Equation

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As we've seen throughout the multi-threaded tests up to this point, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X takes the lead. In this test, the Threadripper 1920X is able to overtake the Core i9-7900X once again as well.

High Resolution Gaming Tests
1080P and 4K Gaming With GeForce GTX 1080

We also ran some high-resolution game and graphics tests on Intel's latest processors using 3DMark, Hitman, and Ashes Of The Singularity. We used 3DMark's Fire Strike Ultra preset, and both of the games were run with all in-game graphics options set to their maximum values, save for the Ashes 1080P test where we used the "High" preset. Note, we also swapped out the GTX 960 for a more powerful GeForce GTX 1080 here.

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The 3DMark Fire Strike results are tightly grouped, but ultimately the Threadripper 1920X takes the top spot. The chip's strong physics score, in addition to its slightly higher base clock are able to nudge it just past the 1950X, though the deltas separating the processors here are quite small.

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In this 1080P gaming test with the DX12 version of Hitman, the high-end Intel processors finish in the top three positions, with the Threadripper processors just behind, trailing by about 7 - 8%. If we look at the frametimes for this test, we also see the Threadripper processors with a number of additional spikes, versus the Core i9-7900X.

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With Hitman's resolution cranked up to 4K, which essentially bottlenecks the GPU and alleviates some of the load on the CPU, things level out significantly, and all of the high-end processors finished right on top of each other. The frametimes, however, still show Threadripper with more spikes than Intel.

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Things are nip-and-tuck in the Ashes Of The Singularity benchmark as well. AMD's Threadrippers and high-end Intel processors trade victories depending on the resolution, but the deltas separating the processors are so small, the differences would be imperceptible during actual game-play.

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