I Pity The Fool That Thought They Wouldn’t Have To Dig Out Old Silicon Again
3DMark have just updated their suite of benchmarks to include a new 3DMark CPU Profile Mk. 1 test specifically focused on measuring multithreaded performance. It runs six tests, the first with maximum available cores, then 16, 8, 4, 2 and a final test of which you will never guess the count. Currently it seems the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is the king, with the Threadripper 3970X also showing up many slots, but the third and fourth places belong to the Intel Xeon W-3175X.
If you own the 3DMark Suite you can add the DLC (sigh) for free, if you don’t it is currently on sale for ~$5.00 on Steam as are many things during their latest inwalletary temptation. It offers an interesting insight into how the performance of your CPU will scale with programs that are not as aware of multithreaded processors as one might wish, as well as providing a look at how different architectures handle loads. As there were only an AMD 5800X and Threadripper 1900X on hand, that is what will be presented, the frequencies of the processors do not match nor the memory; DDR4-3200 for the Threadripper and DDR4-3600 for the Ryzen 7 5800X.