One of the world’s leading manufacturers is launching the Alienware Area-51 with the new Threadripper 1950X processor. This team with a very particular design was received by LinusTechTips, who has been able to perform some synthetic performance tests and games.
Threadripper 1950X – Benchmarks of Rise of the Tomb Raider, 3DMark, Cinebench
For the tests four different systems were used in the comparison: X399, X299, X370 and Z270. The same Radeon GTX 1080 Ti graphics card was used in all systems, but the memory was slower in the Threadripper system compared to X299, X370 and Z270.
In the first and only reference in games, and I use the Rise of the Tomb Raider, where the Threadripper fails to stand out over the rest, in this particular game the 16 cores are not decisive. The performance is better than the Ryzen X370 system, but it was even slower than the Z270 and X299 configurations.
In Cinebench R15 the engineering sample of Threadripper was replaced with a retail version that they received with the revision kit, and the performance was better, above the 3000 points seen in this graph. The Threadripper feels in its sauce with this test and the use of all the cores.
In 3DMark again we see something similar in Rise of the Tomb Raider, where we see the general scores of Fire Strike Ultra, Time Spy and Time Spy CPU. It is clear that the Threadripper is not a processor to play, but for other tasks, at least for now because the current games do not seem to take advantage of so many cores.