AMD’s 12-core Ryzen Threadripper 2920X has the same price as Intel’s 8-core i9-9900K

AMD's 12-core Ryzen Threadripper 2920X has the same price as Intel's 8-core i9-9900K

AMD’s 12-core Ryzen Threadripper 2920X has the same price as Intel’s 8-core i9-9900K 

AMD has just launched their 12-core and 24-core Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper processors, the 2920X and 2970WX. The aim of the game with Threadripper is simple, offer consumers a lot of cores and a tonne of PCIe lanes to tackle high-end workloads, utilising the modularity of Zen to keep costs low while delivering more performance than many of Intel’s competing offerings. 

Yes, there are some areas where Threadripper doesn’t offer ideal performance results, but if your workloads focus on Threadripper’s strengths, AMD’s value for money cannot be beaten. 

This is where PC builders get placed in a strange position, with both Intel and AMD releasing £599.99 processors within a fortnight. This will no doubt place people into a “which is best” mindset, creating an interesting discussion point for consumers. 

If you want to see i9-9900K VS Ryzen Threadripper 2920X performance results, you need only look at our Ryzen Threadripper 2920X and 2970WX review. Here, you will see exactly how these two processors stack up, revealing a fight that is far from one-sided. 

If you are using heavily multi-threaded applications, our Blender reveals a considerable performance advantage for the Ryzen Threadripper 2920X, while single-thread-focused applications prefer the Intel’s higher clocked i9-9900K. Which is best will come down to what your workloads will benefit from, though the additional PCIe lanes on the Threadripper will no doubt push some professional users AMD’s way. 

AMD's 12-core Ryzen Threadripper 2920X has the same price as Intel's 8-core i9-9900K  

When it comes to the £600 CPU market, PC builders are now presented with a variety of options that can suit their specific needs, be it the high clock speeds and lower core counts of Intel’s i9-9900K or the increased thread counts and sheer PCIe capabilities of the Ryzen Threadripper 2920X.  

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