Announced in early March, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX processor promised to deliver unbeatable performance in both single-threaded and multi-threaded workloads. But unfortunately, no one has been able to confirm AMD’s claims so far.
The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX is the flagship of the latest Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX series that leverages AMD’s powerful Zen 3 cores. Zen 3 has been outstanding for AMD, delivering significant performance improvements in the desktop and mobile categories. The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX has 64 cores, 128 threads and 256MB of L3 cache. It has a base clock of 2.7 GHz but can boost it to 4.5 GHz. The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX also supports up to eight channels of DDR4-3200 memory and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes.
Someone has Reddit spotted AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX test results in the PassMark database, where the device annihilates everything in sight. But, of course, a regular reader would know that PassMark measures just about every processor capability, including integers, floating-point calculations, and things like compression, but synthetically.
The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX scored 108,822 points in PassMark (yours really Mac Mini M1 reaches 13,875). The CPU outperformed the EPYC 7763, the former 64-core record holder, by a 23% margin. When it comes to generation-to-generation improvement, the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX delivered 28% better performance than the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX, the Zen 2 part it replaces.
Intel doesn’t have a processor to compete with AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX. The only Intel chip in the PassMark database is the 40-core Xeon Platinum 8380. The 10nm processor is no match for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper components. The Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5995WX blew the Xeon Platinum 8380 out of the water with a 75% performance delta.
Being the fastest processor in a particular benchmark may not impress in general. Still, when you’re playing in a workstation league where every heart and penny counts, it makes sense to win such competitions. As a result, the Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX series is an excellent lineup for consumers who don’t want to break the bank for AMD’s more expensive EPYC 7003 (Milan) series server chips.