AMD has been blazing a trail in the high-end desktop (HEDT) processor world, delivering some of the highest-core counts and greatest multi-core performance we’ve ever seen. The 24-core and 48-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX continues this trend by topping Intel’s more expensive Skylake-X processors that still only feature up to 18-cores.
However, AMD’s runaway hit may have finally met its match with the Intel Core i9-9900K, an 8-core, 16-thread mainstream processor of all things. Then, with newer Intel Core-X series Basin Falls Refresh processors on the horizon, it’s tough to recommend anyone should buy an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX right now.
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