Benchmarking for AMD’s latest Threadripper Pro 7000 WX-series CPUs shows that the latest high-end processor has firmly taken Intel’s crown as the performance king of workstations.
The 96 core Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX fared much better in a battery of tests compared to Intel’s 56-core Xeon W9-3495X processor, based on testing by Storage overview.
The AMD CPU was built into an HP Z6 G5 A workstation, while the Intel chip was mounted into the Dell Precision 7960 system. Both units, which are among the best CPUs available, were combined with a Nvidia 6000 Ada graphics card and 128 GB RAM. The AMD chip scored 2,655 in single-threaded Geekbench 6 benchmarking, versus 2,302 achieved by Intel’s Xeon W9-3495X CPU. But in terms of multi-threaded score, AMD’s entry dominated with 24,519 versus a score of just 18,157, likely due to the sheer number of cores in the CPU versus Intel’s chip.
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The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 WX series, which goes on sale from November 21, features the 7995WX CPU, which has a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz and a maximum boost of 5.1 GHz. This is accompanied by PCIe 5.0 connectivity and eight memory channels with support for DDR5 RAM up to 5,200MT/s.
Intel’s It also offers support for eight memory channels and supports DDR5 RAM, but only up to 4,800 MT/s.
It’s fair to say that Intel’s CPU itself is no slouch, having claimed a world record in March this year. the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5995WX breathes in the Cinebench R23 benchmark.
Nevertheless, Intel was once the undisputed performance champion in workstations and servers, while AMD was something of an underdog. But the tables have turned as we approach 2024, and AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7995WX processor is no rival to Intel’s most powerful CPU when it comes to powering the best workstations.
The results generated as part of the Storage Review testing led the publication to label the AMD-equipped HP workstation as “unstoppable for virtually any task.” It can also handle workloads typically handled by servers.