Overview Of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Over the last half year, AMD has redefined the processor world with high core count & with affordable Ryzen CPUs. Now, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X feels even more ambitious. This may be just like a Ryzen chip on steroids, but it also known as good architecture, as well as features, previously only seen in servers & enterprise grade PC’s.
However, you’re looking at a pretty expensive CPU with having more power than most of people need. Also, because Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is so different to any customer’s CPU before it, the 1950X may have a few problems that will likely be fixed with time.
Features and chipset Of Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
If you’ve never used server grade components before, the Ryzen Threadripper will be an eye opener for you. The processor is basically twice the width of most consumer market CPUs. What else, instead of plopping a chip on the motherboard, Ryzen Threadripper CPUs come attached to a holder you slide into place, we’ll have a how to guide on installing the processor soon.
Those with liquid cooling solutions out there also might find it especially unnerving to see the corners of their processor are not covered & bare, rest easy, the processor dies are positioned properlly in the center of the chip.
Once you get over the new physical nuances of Ryzen Threadripper, there are lot of new things like software profiles to get your head wrapped around. Out of the box, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X & all Threadripper parts thus far are configured to run in either a Creative or in Game Mode.
Not getting into deep in technical aspects, consumer can for the most part expect premiere, video encoding & multi tasking to operate more smoothly in Creative Mode.
All along, Game Mode has the CPU turn off half its cores & return to a more traditional memory access protocol, which helps getting slightly higher frame rates while gaming.
For the most part, you need to be able to do everything you want to, including playing games, in Creative Mode. Gaming Mode is much better for playing games but, as we’ll go over in our benchmarks, there is not any of dramatic improvement in frame rates to warrant switching whenever you want to play something, especially when every profile changes requires a full restart.
If you’re looking for a simple plug in & play CPU that just works, this left right brain processor isn’t for you.
Hence, this Ryzen Threadripper processor has the legs to last you for a long time. It’s X399 chipset will also be allow you to grow your PC by quad channel memory & 64 lanes of PCIe for multiple graphics cards & still lot of bandwidth for the fastest SSDs.
Performance Of Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
In the competition of AMD vs Intel wars, we’ve come to expect the same pattern of Ryzen processor winning out with multi core performance while the Core i series leads in frequency & gaming frame rates. However, the results between the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X & Core i9-7900X aren’t as clear cut.
Instead of two chips trade blows, beating each other on every tests.
AMD set out to make the ultimate processor for the content producers with the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X & we can surely say it succeeded. The Threadripper 1950X scores significantly good in Cinebench & encodes video at a slightly faster frame rate than the Intel rival. Hence, the Core i9 7900X wins out with higher Geekbench & PCMark 8 scores.
|AMD RYzen CPU||Cores/Threads||L3||TDP||Base||Turbo||XFR||Overclocking Unlocked|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1800X||8/16||16MB||95W||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||4.0GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700X||8/16||16MB||95W||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||3.8GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 7 1700||8/16||16MB||65W||3.0GHz||3.7Ghz||N/A||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1600X||6/12||16MB||95W||3.3GHz||3.7GHz||3.7GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1500||6/12||16MB||65W||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||N/A||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1400X||4/8||8MB||65W||3.5GHz||3.9GHz||3.9GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 5 1300x||4/8||8MB||65W||3.1GHz||3.4GHz||N/A||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 3 1200X||4/4||8MB||65W||3.4GHz||3.8GHz||3.8GHz+||Yes|
|AMD Ryzen 3 1100||4/4||8MB||65W||3.2GHz||3.5GHz||N/A||Yes|