If you are looking for the absolute best single-socket workstation performance for Linux, there has already been the Threadripper 3970X that easily outperforms the likes of the Core i9 10980XE as Intel's top-end HEDT product, but now the Threadripper 3990X is shipping. The Threadripper 3990X is AMD's first 64-core / 128-thread desktop/workstation processor and will love your multi-threaded workloads from code compilation to content creation.
We had dual core and quad core processors for consumers for almost a decade. Then, in the span of three years, we went all the way to 64-core CPUs thanks to AMD.
When taking the geometric mean of the benchmarks for this article today, The Threadripper 3990X came out overall 26% faster than the dual Xeon Platinum 8280, which is a very nice accomplishment since such a configuration currently retails for $20,000 USD worth of processors alone.
The AMD CPU that retails for $4,000 is 26% faster than the $20,000 Intel processors setup. That's shocking. Also, it's amazing that AMD is offering their product at such a low price considering it's stunning performance. One outcome is certain: Intel will lose significant market share in 2020.
Here are the results for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X vs. Intel Xeons on different Windows setups. The results are very bad for Intel.