AMD Ryzen 9
AMD Ryzen 9 series of processors is the best choice for you if you are after an excellent performance. While it is true that the AMD Ryzen 9 is not as good as the Threadripper processors, the price point at which Ryzen 9 processors come at, makes it more than fair. You might be wondering what makes these processors so good. Well, firstly, all processors of this series come with a lot of cores and threads. The entry-point to this series is the 3900X, and it has 12 cores and 24 threads. As for the top-end processor of this series, it is the 3960X, and it has 18 cores with 36 threads. So, when multi-threaded tasks such as rendering, editing, etc. are to be done, these processors would get it done in a flash. And, it is not just the multi-threaded workloads that these processors are capable of.
The AMD Ryzen 9 have a high boost clock of 4.7GHz and can be manually overclocked too. Once overclocked you would not only get better single-core performance but better multi-threaded performance too. Thus, when it comes to performance, there is nothing to worry about with these processors. If you are a professional, or someone who really needs these high number of cores and threads, then the Ryzen 9 processors are a perfect choice for you. You do not only get exceptional performance, but you do not have to spend as much as you would need to pay for a Threadripper processor either.