For anybody who needs to construct a monster PC round AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 5000 WX collection processors, they’re going to be capable to, with the corporate confirming plans to carry its newest era excessive finish desktop (HEDT) chips to the DIY market someday later this 12 months. What type of efficiency are you able to count on, although? The of us at Puget Systems put the highest three fashions by way of their paces, pitting them towards Intel’s Xeon W-3300 collection and in addition a twelfth Gen Core i9-12900K Alder Lake processor.
Before we get to the numbers, let’s speak about this Threadripper launch. AMD really first launched its Threadripper 5000 collection CPUs over three months in the past, however on the time all 5 SKUs had been completely out there to Lenovo’s ThinkStation PCs. Then final week, AMD introduced it was increasing availability to extra OEMs in July, adopted by the DIY market someday after.
The Threadripper Pro 5000 WX collection relies on Zen 3. With the expanded availability additionally comes a branding consolidation of types, disposing of a separate non-Pro stack.
“Going forward, the Threadripper platform will now use a single ‘common infrastructure’. This means there will be one set of Threadripper Pro processors to choose from, with one CPU socket and chipset, and every processor will be based on AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro silicon,” AMD defined final week.
While there are 5 Threadripper Pro 5000 WX SKUs, AMD solely particularly listed the three prime fashions in its weblog submit saying the expanded availability. They embody:
  • Threadripper Pro 5995WX: 64 cores / 128 threads, 2.7GHz to 4.5GHz, 280W TDP
  • Threadripper Pro 5975WX: 32 cores / 64 threads, 3.6GHz to 4.5GHz, 280W TDP
  • Threadripper Pro 5965WX: 24 cores / 48 threads, 3.8GHz to 4.5GHz, 280W TDP
It would not be surprising if AMD caught to those three fashions within the DIY market, contemplating its mainstream Ryzen processors already scale to 16 cores and 32 threads (Ryzen 9 5950X). Threadripper brings some extra advantages, as does the Pro designation, however the comparative bang-for-buck proposition on AMD’s greater finish Ryzen desktop CPUs versus its decrease finish Threadripper CPUs in all probability makes this the best alternative.

Pitting Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000WX Against Intel Xeon W-3300 And Alder Lake

While the most recent Threadripper chips usually are not but out there within the DIY market, the parents at Puget Systems ran a bunch of benchmarks utilizing every of the aforementioned SKUs, and in contrast the outcomes with Intel’s 32-core/64-thread Xeon W-3356, 24-core/48-thread W-3345, and 16-core/32-thread W-3335. It additionally tossed within the 16-core (8+8)/20-thread Core i9-12900K for good measure, in addition to the earlier era Threaderipper CPUs that the brand new fashions change.
The benchmarks largely concentrate on workstation workloads, as skilled use circumstances are the first goal for many of those CPUs. And not surprisingly, the Zen 3-based Threadripper 5000WX collection waxes AMD’s Zen 2-based Threadripper 3000 collection CPUs, beating them by massive margins in some circumstances.
In the system builder’s After Effects benchmark, AMD’s 32-core 5975WX beat Intel’s 32-core W-3356 by almost 40 %, in addition to the earlier era 32-core Threadripper 3975WX by over 44.2 %. And in fact the 64-core created a fair greater efficiency hole, dusting the W-3365 by 49 % and the previous-gen 64-core 3995WX by 67.8 %.
Similar massive wins may very well be noticed in benchmarks like Lightroom Classic, Blender, and V-Ray, amongst others. Lest there be any doubt, Zen 3 is a stout structure and having an entire bench of cores and threads to throw at workloads is usually a boon for workstation chores.
There are some fascinating outcomes that did not all the time lean in Threadripper’s favor, nevertheless. Here’s a have a look at Photoshop…
In Photoshop, Intel’s mainstream Core i9-12900K really took the highest spot, beating all Threadripper and Xeon processors. It scored 7 % quicker than the highest workstation CPU rating, and as Puget Systems factors out, it prices a “fraction of the price.” Photoshop simply is not an utility that closely favors many-core workstation CPUs over mainstream desktop chips.
That wasn’t the one benchmark where Alder Lake crawled to the highest of the pile. It additionally posted the very best total rating in Premier Pro and posted the very best Active rating in Lightroom.

“And in a few cases like Photoshop and Lightroom Classic, going up in core count can actually result in worse performance. This isn’t any fault of AMD, but simply an artifact of how certain applications are coded and how boost works on modern CPUs,” Puget Systems explains.
All that mentioned, the most recent Threadripper chips are trying sturdy in Puget Systems’ testing for skilled workloads that scale properly with extra cores. With Zen 4 looming, although, it is going to be fascinating to see how a lot curiosity there finally ends up being for these Threadripper chips within the DIY market as soon as they arrive.