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Cinema 4D: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series vs Intel Xeon W-3300

Written on June 23, 2022 by Kelly Shipman
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TL;DR: AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series performance in Cinema 4D

AMD’s new Threadripper PRO 5000WX-Series CPUs show good improvements to both single and multi-core performance. Multithreaded scores increased by roughly 16%, while single-threaded scores jumped as much as 19%. This makes for a great option for users that need both single-core performance for modeling and animating, and also great CPU rendering performance.

Introduction

Cinema 4D users often need a combination of single-core and multi-core performance depending on their specific task. Modeling, animation, and certain physics simulations require few fast cores while rendering, fluid sims, and some plugins perform better with more cores. So when AMD announced their new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series of CPUs, offering up to 64 cores with greatly improved performance, C4D users wanted to know if it is the right CPU for them.

Image showing and AMD Threadripper PRO CPU next to an Intel Xeon W-3300 CPU

In this article, we will be using Cinebench R23 from Maxon to examine the performance of the new AMD Threadripper PRO 5000WX-Series CPUs and compare them to the previous generation of Threadripper Pro, as well as Intel’s Xeon line. If you want to read about what sets Threadripper Pro apart in more detail, we recommend checking out our landing page for Threadripper PRO. If you want to see results from other applications or learn more about our test setup, check out the Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series summary.

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Benchmark Results: Multi-Core

Graph showing relative performance of AMD'd Threadripper PRO 5000WX-series, 3000-Series, and Intel Xeon W-3000 series. With Threadripper PRO 5000WX-Series having a significant lead over the others.

Multi-core performance impacts heavy tasks such as CPU-based rendering and fluid simulations. These are tasks that can take a significant amount time, so every bit of processing power is helpful. As we can see from these results, the 64-core Threadripper PRO 5995WX sees a 16% improvement in rendering speeds over the previous Threadripper PRO 3995WX. This isn’t as drastic of a result as we saw in V-Ray, but still a good generational improvement. There is still no direct comparison with Intel as they do not have a workstation-class CPU with this many cores.

The 32-core Threadripper PRO 5975WX nets a 17% increase over the 3975WX. When we compare the 5975WX to Intel’s 32-core offering, the Xeon W-3365, AMD holds a 35% lead with the same number of cores.

The new 24-core Threadripper Pro 5965WX does not have a direct comparison to the previous generation, but it does outperform Intel’s 24-core Xeon W3345 by 38%. Not only that, but it also manages to beat out Intel’s 32-core Xeon W-3365 by 12%. AMD is able to pull a lot more performance from each core than Intel can.

Benchmark Results: Single-Core

Graph showing relative performance of AMD'd Threadripper PRO 5000WX-series, 3000-Series, and Intel Xeon W-3000 series. With the Intel Core i9 12900K showing a significant lead over the rest

Looking at the single-core performance, which affects things like modeling, animation, and certain physics simulations such as cloth, we see a large uplift in performance for this generation. Unlike the multi-core tests, Single core tests tend to be very similar between processor families. In this case, all of the Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series have the same boost speed of 4.5GHz. While this is only a .2-.5 GHz (or 5-7%) increase in clock speed, that combined with the higher IPC (instructions per clock) have resulted in a 15-19% increase in performance over the Threadripper Pro 3000 WX-Series, and roughly 20% faster than the Intel Xeon W-3000 series. This puts them within the range of AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs, though still a bit behind Intel’s new 12th gen consumer chips (included in the chart for reference). Often times there is a tradeoff between single-core and multi-core performance, with those that use GPU Rendering, or a dedicated render farm opting for single core performance. AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series really helps those that want top rendering performance without sacrificing too much on their modeling/animation workflows.

How well do AMD Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs perform in Cinema 4D?

AMD’s new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series CPUs show good improvements to both single and multi-core performance. Multithreaded scores increased by roughly 16%, while single-threaded scores jumped as much as 19%. This makes for a great option for users that need both single-core performance for modeling and animating, and also great CPU rendering performance.

Keep in mind that the benchmark results in this article are strictly for Cinema 4D and that performance will vary widely in different applications. If your workflow includes other software packages (we have similar articles for a number of other applications that can be found in our AMD Threadripper Pro 5000 WX-Series Review Roundup article), you need to consider how the system will perform in those applications as well. Be sure to check our list of Hardware Articles to keep up to date on how all of these software packages - and more - perform with the latest CPUs.

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Tags: AMD Threadripper 3rd Gen, Intel Xeon W-3300, Modeling, 3995WX, 3975WX, 3955WX, 5965WX, 5975WX, 5995WX, Cinema4D, Cinebench, AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series, AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series
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