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AMD Threadripper 1900X CPU; Outperforms Ryzen 7 In Productivity

AMD has come out strong this year with Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, and the company continues to roll out more versions of its new processors. The...
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    AMD has come out strong this year with Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, and the company continues to roll out more versions of its new processors. The 1900X is the 8-core/16-thread CPU on the sTR4 socket and X399 platform, and it's now the cheapest option in the Threadripper family at $550.

    Those familiar with AMD's current CPU lineup might be wondering why an 8-core/16-thread Threadripper exists when the Ryzen 7 1800X ($500) sports the same core/thread count and similar clocks speeds. What differentiates the two is that the 1900X packs in many of Threadripper's advantages: quad-channel memory configuration, more PCI-express lanes, bootable NVMe RAID, and support for more USB ports. The following chart outlines the specs for Threadripper CPUs currently available:

    Threadripper 1950XThreadripper 1920XThreadripper 1900X
    Cores / Threads16 / 3212 / 248 / 16
    Base Clock Speed3.4 GHz3.5 GHz3.8 GHz
    Boost Clock Speed4.0 GHz4.0 GHz4.0 GHz
    XFR Clock Speed4.2 GHz4.2 GHz4.2 GHz
    TDP180 W180 W180 W
    PCIe Lanes646464
    Price$1000$800$550

    One drawback between Threadripper and Ryzen 7 is thermal design power (TDP), which is the maximum heat output from a processing unit and its power draw potential. The 1900X is rated at 180 watts while the 1800X is at 95 watts. Those in the market for a high-end desktop (HEDT) processor should expect to match their CPU with a robust cooling solution and power supply.

    AMD's internal benchmarks also provide some insight into PC gaming performance. Using a GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, the 1900X lags slightly behind the 1800X in Grand Theft Auto V, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Hitman (in DirectX 12), but pulls ahead in Rise of the Tomb Raider.

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    The real draw of the 1900X is its performance with heavy workloads in tasks like video encoding and production, and image rendering. Compared to the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Threadripper 1900X pulls ahead by 4-10% in POV-RAY, Blender, Handbrake, and Veracrypt.

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    When AMD matched up the 1900X with its more powerful counterparts, it was 29-39% behind the 12-core/24 thread 1920X, and 58-73% slower than the 16-core/32 thread 1950X in the aforementioned CPU-heavy workloads. This shows the 1900X to be a great value by comparison, but it also proves the strong scalability of AMD's Zen architecture; as the core/thread count increases, performance improves accordingly.

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    All three Threadripper CPUs traded blows in gaming performance with the four games mentioned earlier, but never differed more than 10 FPS.

    Source: GameSpot

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