Media Encoding and Rendering
Audacity MP3 Encode
Our single threaded media encoding workload shows the same single threaded concerns around Threadripper as we saw with Ryzen 7/5/3. The 1950X is 30% slower at encoding this MP3 media than the 7900X.
Our media encoding tests that utilize high thread counts show the power the AMD promised us with Threadripper. The 1950X is 21% faster than Intel’s Core i9-7900X, taking the performance lead for our testing. In fact, even the 1920X is faster than the 7900X, besting the Intel part by 8.7%. Curious readers will note that that Ryzen 7 1800X is 67% slower than the Threadripper 1950X.
X264 Benchmark 5.0.1
Looking at our X264 benchmark testing, the 1950X is 13% faster than the 7900X in the first pass and 24% faster in the more highly threaded second pass. Though the 7900X and 1920X match performance in pass 1, pass 2 gives the lower priced Threadripper processor a 6.7% edge.
Single threaded results on Cinebench mirror what we saw on Geekbench – the Threadripper 1950X and 1920X performance near the level of the Ryzen 7 equivalents but well behind the Core i9-7900X (22%). In the multi-threaded test, the 1950X holds a 37% advantage over the 7900X, the biggest gain we have seen for AMD yet. The 1920X is still 10% faster than the 7900X as well.
In our POV-Ray test the 1950X holds a 30% performance advantage over the Core i9-7900X and the 1920X holds a 5.5% lead over it.
The story of Blender is all about workload. In the BMW test workload, we found the Threadripper 1950X to runs 23% faster than the 7900X and the 1920X is just barely able to render the image ahead of it. Looking at the Gooseberry sample output, the 1950X lead shrinks to 11%. Interestingly, the 1920X is still able to edge out the 7900X in the same workload.