The Ryzen Threadripper is the weapon from AMD to fight the Core X Intel lineup on the HEDT segment, focused on content producers and professionals that need a high multitask performance for image and movie rendering, scientific computing, and for anyone who needs to run several heavy applications at the same time.
Our tests show that the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X is, like the 1950X, a serious competitor for the Core i9-7900X. In all the applications where the number of cores is crucial, like Cinebench, Blender, and Handbrake, the Threadripper 1920X was a little slower than the 1950X (as expected), but similar in performance to the Core i9-7900X.
So, the Threadipper 1950X is an excellent choice for the segment it is mean to be used: professional applications that use a lot of cores, like image and video rendering, raytracing, video encoding, scientific computing, etc.
But for the regular consumer? Like its competitor, it is not a good deal if you just want to play games, and even more if you will only surf the web, type texts, fill spreadsheets, etc. It is not bad at all for gaming, but it has a worse cost/benefit ratio in games than Ryzen 5 and Core i5 models, for example.
AMD also announced a “game mode” for the Ryzen Threadripper that should raise the gaming performance, at the cost of multitasking performance.
Concluding, the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X is, like its more expensive brother, a great CPU for professional tasks that take advantage of a high core count.