AMDs latest processor is a monster. The Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores and 32 threads and a turbo clock of 4 GHz. Its smaller brother, the 1920X, still has 12 cores and 24 threads and the same turbo clock.
Those are not processors for mere gaming, and they are also not particularly suited for games. That is not to say that they fail running them, the new processors just are not better at that than the bigger Ryzen processors or Intel’s alternatives. Accordingly that’s their position in the gaming meta benchmark:
But Threadripper is a lot stronger in applications that can use those many cores. In the benchmarks we see the big model before the more expensive Intel Core i9-7900X:
There are still more results to be added, I fully expect the 1920X to beat the i7-7820X in the benchmark with some additional data. But that will have to wait, as Vega got released and is about to be added to the recommender.