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 15: AMD Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Performance
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.
Premiere Pro CC 2018: AMD Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Performance
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 CC 2018: AMD Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Performance
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.
After Effects CC 2018: AMD Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Performance
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.
DaVinci Resolve 14 CPU Performance: Skylake-X vs Threadripper
While GPU performance is often the first thing that comes up when configuring a DaVinci Resolve workstation, the CPU is in many ways even more important. Modern CPUs from Intel and AMD can have up to 18 cores, but can DaVinci Resolve actually make use of them all?
Lightroom CC 2015.12 CPU Performance: Core i9 7940X, 7960X, 7980XE
Lightroom contains a number of tasks that can utilize a decent number of CPU cores, but with Intel’s new CPUs you can now have up to 18 physical cores on a single consumer CPU. Can Lightroom actually make use of all these additional cores?
Photoshop CC 2017.1.1 CPU Performance: Core i9 7940X, 7960X, 7980XE
Photoshop may not be the best use case for these new 14, 16, and 18 core CPUs from Intel, but just how much worse are they compared to their lower core count counterparts?
After Effects CC 2017.2 CPU Performance: Core i9 7940X, 7960X, 7980XE
For years, After Effects has struggled to utilize high core count CPUs effectively. Will this hold true for the new 14, 16, and 18 core Intel CPUs, or will they give us a surprise?
Premiere Pro CC 2017.1.2 CPU Performance: Core i9 7940X, 7960X, 7980XE
With up to 18 physical cores, Intel’s new Skylake-X CPUs are very impressive from a technological perspective. Can Premiere Pro put all those cores to use, or would you be better off with a lower cost processor with fewer cores?