Thank you.If single core is key: Xeon W-2155. It is probably +33% faster per core than your CPU. But it has also 10*2 cores as one of yours. As such: maybe Xeon W-2195, which has still faster single core performance but 18*2 cores?.
It will be a tough task to find a competing cpu to the Xeon W Serie. The slightly newer Xeon E 21xx has slightly better single core performance but it has a cap of 64GB RAM and it is currently available with max 6*2 cores.
Xeon SP (Silver/Gold/Platinum) are multi sockets and none of them are able to compete with Xeon W if it comes to a single socket.
Any evidence to back this claim? Most likeley 1950X is only slightly ahead. Hard to justify as an upgrade if it will not improve his current rig.as well as significantly faster in single core
2690 v2 single core cinebench is around 105-110: 3D Fluff Maxon Cinebench 15 Score Results ... I can confirm this to be accurate myself since i have this cpuAny evidence to back this claim? Most likeley 1950X is only slightly ahead. Hard to justify as an upgrade if it will not improve his current rig.
Regarding reasonable pricing: His current setup was once at 2x $2000. As such, the proposed CPUs are in a reasonable price range.
If its a homelab without a budget, the only honest answer would be: no, not a single CPU on the marked is able to replace his current setup.
But if its for a job, even the proposed gold ($3500) can be a reasonable choice.
By the way: TR has also the downside of limited RAM and lack of IPMI.
There is just this small issue: such bigger ECC modules are currently not available.1950X does support more than 128GB ECC. just have to use bigger more expensive modules.......
The problem is the 2011 (for V1/V2) socket is dead is getting harder to find good boards for. CPU's and RAM are cheap though. 16GB ECC UDimms that seem to work great with Threadripper are about $200/ea (ouch).Depend on how much more the OP willing to spend to get faster single AND multicore speed, but at the current price point of two 2690 v2 cpu for $400, he doesn't have much options beside 1950X for anything around $500-600 on ebay ... is 2950X worth it at $900?
The problem is the 2011 (for V1/V2) socket is dead is getting harder to find good boards for. CPU's and RAM are cheap though. 16GB ECC UDimms that seem to work great with Threadripper are about $200/ea (ouch).
I just moved from a E5-2667 V2 with 64GB of 1600mzh ECC RDIMMS to a 1950X with 32GB of 2933mhz non-ecc dimms.
Using CPU-Z benchmark:
1950X running a Windows 10 VM with 8c/8t vs E5-2667 V2 running bare metal with 8c/16t
1950X single core is around 10-12% faster
E5-2667 V2 all core is around 15% faster BUT it has 16 threads instead of 8.
Playing WoW which is very single core dependent I get 25-30% better frame rates on the 1950X VM than the E5-2667 v2 bare metal. I am sure the better IPC helps, but the faster RAM does too. The 1950X is not overclocked yet.
I think it all depends on the OP's use case. For me I am consolidating a few machines and while the E5-2667 V2 worked, the more modern architecture works better.