Conclusions here are going to be short and sweet. The Core i9-7960X and the Core i9-7980XE have reclaimed the performance crown for Intel in the world of high performance desktop computing. But they do so at a cost - the 18-core 7980XE has an MSRP of $1999. Compare that to the $999 MSRP of the 16-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and you can see why the performance per dollar metrics above still paint the AMD parts in a positive light."
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