We've tested both Threadripper CPUs at the default Ryzen Master setting of Creator Mode, which applies the distributed mode/Uniform Memory Access (UMA). This should benefit multi-threaded tasks, and AMD has found that there’s a net gain in this mode for non-gaming applications. However, to save complicating our main graphs, we’ve carried out some additional testing in both pure Game Mode (enables local mode/Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) as well as Legacy Mode, which disables cores and threads) and also in Game Mode with Legacy Mode disabled, thus keeping the maximum core and thread count.
We only had time to do this for the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, but hopefully it gives a good indication of what performance boosts or cuts you can expect in the various modes across games and non-gaming applications. All additional testing was carried out with the CPU overclocked to 3.85GHz, so to see the actual gains from applying the different modes, simply compare the additional results with the standard 1950X overclocked result.
No word on Navi.
Zen impact really begins to show.
Significant changes for Raven Ridge compatibility.
The CPU market has never had a year like 2017, and it all comes down to Ryzen.
AMD and Intel's flagships are now available, and the world has seen the numbers. Who has come off best?
Intel reclaims the performance crown as the maker of the fastest desktop CPU that sports 18 cores, but at what cost?
Beats Nvidia, Intel to the punch.
MSI aims at the £300 mark with its first Threadripper motherboard, which sports Wi-Fi, M.2 heatsinks, and RGB lighting
Desktops due 'in the coming weeks'.
8c/16t part for $549; Sep 25th availability for NVMe RAID booting.
Offers up to 18c/36t to fight off Threadripper.
If six-core Intel CPUs do appear in 2017, what impact will this have on AMD and the CPU market as a whole?
APU and GPU buyers, too.
Asus' flagship Threadripper motherboard looks fantastic, has every feature you could want, but will set you back £500.
Still no official announcement, though.
Is AMD's cheapest Ryzen CPU cheap and nasty or a bargain, overclockable quad-core?
Based on existing designs.
16-core 1950X $999; 12-core 1920X $799; eight-core 1900X $549.
Aiming for shock and awe, it seems.
$999 for 16c/32t.
Peripherals and monitors, too.
It's finally here - Ryzen has landed, and we've compared it against the best Intel has to offer.