AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 Processors Dominate Intel’s Xeon Counterpart in Benchmarks

Puget Systems compared the new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processor to Intel’s Xeon W-3300 to examine how much faster it performed. The company analysed the performance of AMD’s Threadripper PRO chipset, the earlier Threadripper CPUs, and Intel’s Xeon series using its unique Unreal Engine Benchmark and the engine’s source code generated in Visual Studio.

High-core count processors, like the AMD Threadripper and Threadripper PRO, enhance the Unreal Engine performance. Timing is essential for customers compiling game engine source code or processing shaders for movies, which explains why AMD’s Threadripper line is so popular.

The CPU can operate faster when a processor has more cores and threads. This is important for Unreal Engine game developers but less concerned for film production studios unless they are processing more advanced builds for the editor.

While executing code, the AMD Threadripper PRO 5995X performed 9% better than the Threadripper PRO 3995WX. Since the Intel Xeon W-3000 series only has a maximum of 38 cores, Intel did not offer any competition to these two processors.

AMD Threadripper PRO CPU

The 32-core AMD Threadripper PRO 5975WX has nine percent more processing power than the Threadripper PRO 3975WX. With comparable core counts, the Threadripper PRO 5975WX was over 30% quicker than Intel’s 32-core Xeon W-3365 processor. 

When developing the lighting for the test scenario, the AMD Threadripper PRO 5995WX outperformed the Threadripper PRO 3995WX by 12%, which is seen as a respectable improvement over the Visual Studio code compile test that Puget Systems provided. The AMD Threadripper PRO 5965WX performs similarly to the Intel Xeon W-3345 with a total of 24-cores. However, it cannot fully compete with the Threadripper PRO 3000WX series.

Overall, Intel could not compete with AMD’s Threadripper PRO-class CPUs, with AMD delivering twelve to fifteen percent superior performance across all configurations evaluated by Puget Systems, enabling lightning-fast compile times and productive workflows in the majority of cases.

Muhammad Zuhair
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