Premiere Pro works very well with Intel’s X-series processors, but the new models that just came out only have a small frequency bump and no increase in core count. Is this enough to increase performance in Premiere, or is there no reason to use one of these new models?
DaVinci Resolve is a very GPU-intensive program which limits the amount of performance a higher-end CPU can give you. Depending on the amount of GPU power you have, even a mid-range CPU could perform the same as a more expensive CPU which begs the question: will the new Intel X-series CPUs be any faster than the previous generation?
The new Intel Core X-series Processors are here and while they do have a small frequency bump and a native fix for Spectre & Meltdown, they do not have any more cores than the previous generation. However, After Effects is not as well threaded as it used to be, which means that the lack of a core count increase is unlikely to be a problem.
The new Intel Core X-series Processors have been launched without an increase in core count, but there has been a small frequency bump and a native fix for Spectre & Meltdown. Do these minor changes allow them to keep up with the more moderately priced Intel Core i9 9900K, or are they no faster than the previous generation models?
Lightroom Classic has been improving performance with higher core count CPUs, but interestingly enough, the new Intel Core X-series Processors do not have an increase in core count. They do have a small frequency bump and a native fix for Spectre & Meltdown, but is that enough to make them faster than the previous generation processors in Lightroom Classic?
Lighroom Classic CC saw dramatic performance improvements with higher core count CPUs, but the 2990WX in particular has a staggering 32 cores. Will Lightroom Classic be able to take advantage of these extremely high core counts, or we have reached the point of diminishing returns?
DaVinci Resolve is a very GPU-intensive program, but it can still require a powerful CPU to match the amount of GPU power you may put into your system. We have seen diminishing returns with higher core count CPUs in the past, so the question is whether the 32 cores in the Threadripper 2990WX will increase performance or if you are better off with a lower core count CPU.
In the past, AMD’s Threadripper CPUs have fared very well in Premiere Pro, but fell behind their Intel counterparts by the slimmest of margins. With the new 32 core Threadripper 2990WX and 16 core 2950X, will AMD finally overtake Intel as the best value for Premiere Pro users?
Photoshop is definitely not the target market for AMD’s new Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core or 2950X 16 core CPUs, but even so we wanted to see how it stacks up against the previous generation Threadripper CPUs as well as a number of Intel Core i7/i9 CPUs.
For several years, After Effects has not performed very well with high core count CPUs – instead favoring processors that have higher per-core performance. This means that while AMD’s new Threadripper CPUs like the 2990WX and 2950X are very impressive in some applications, they shouldn’t be terribly great for After Effects compared to their Intel counterparts.