Where are the Benchmarks?

As stated, today AMD is only lifting the lid on what the stuff looks like, as well as speeds and details. This weekend however, AMD France accidentally released some information on the Cinebench R15 speed of the 32-core, giving it a score of 5099 :

Rendering: CineBench 15 MultiThreaded

My CPU-focused review, using our newest benchmark suite, will be posted on August 13th. I am still iterating our gaming test suite for CPUs with new games and drivers, so that review will be a little later. I am also in the middle of a 30,000 mile set of travels (FMS, Hot Chips, IFA, vacation), along with some Cannon Lake tests to run, and whatever else might launch soon, so please be a little patient. August has never been so busy, honestly.

Where to Pre-Order

If you really want to go ahead and order before looking at the reviews, then we will add some links in here as we get them. Note that retailers will only be taking pre-orders for the 2990WX today, while the 2950X launches at the end of this month, and then the final two chips in October.

AMD Threadripper 2 Pre-Orders
  Amazon Newegg
TR 2990WX $1799 $1799
TR 2970WX $1299 $1299
TR 2950X $849 $849
TR 2920X $649 $649

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  • Ian Cutress - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    I put the asterisk in to initially signify it was different, then put AMD result in just in case people took the graph without taking the context, forgot to remove the asterisk. Should be fixed. Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    I think I'm still a bit confused about what/why you did because I think an unverified (or at least one you can't say if is/isn't representative of what your internal testing is for a few more days) result from an OEM should be called out if put in a chart with results you and/or other testers generated directly. Reply
  • Spunjji - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    It's mentioned in the pre-amble and labelled "AMD Result" in the chart now, which I found pretty unambiguous. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    It's marked as such now, it wasn't when I commented. Reply
  • jcc5169 - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    Did you mean to show "Ryzen 7 2800X" or is that a typo? Reply
  • Mday - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    It was a typo. The specs were for the 2700x. Reply
  • maroon1 - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    Cinebench would be like best case scenario for AMD 32 cores

    Not saying that it is bad thing. but you should expect the gap to be lower once you use other benchmarks. Cinebench scales very well with cores. but not only that. It also like ryzen more than intel unlike most other benchmarks. And there is no surprise that AMD started using that benchmark for their advertisement after they release ryzen
  • rUmX - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    Every company would use a benchmark that would show their product in the best light. However I'm interested in knowing what the average turbo speeds for each clock rate. What will the difference be if one used that 500w AiO compared to stock cooling. Reply
  • blppt - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    Not sure why you've concluded that CB R15 favors Ryzen---the 16/32 7960X (barely) beats the 1950X, which seems about right to me. With all 16 (32) cores saturated, the 1950X tops out at 3.4ghz turbo, and the 7960X is somewhere around 3.6. Reply
  • maroon1 - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    8700K only beats 2600X by 6.4% in cinebench from what I've seen. Yet in almost every other non-gaming benchmarks it show more than 6.4%.

    Even AMD slides themselves show that cinebench favor ryzen, even among other 3d rendering benchmarks

    You should except things to be even worse if you use something like H.265 encoding because does not scale with cores like rendering benchmarks

    While 2990WX is going to be faster than intel 7980X overall, the gap is not going to be 50% or even close. I expect to be maybe 30% (if not less) faster on average

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