I see that decision was made but just to give my impression about Threadripper. I have 1950X. After using 4770K (overclocked) for several years, this AMD beast is crazy. Can not compare. Single thread is in my opinion irrelevant in 3D work, more for gamers. You will rarely feel that difference in everyday work, but if you use app that utilize multicore, like Houdini, you will be happy. Par it with 2 GTX 1080Ti and you are in future :D I am using it for 2 months now no issue whatsoever. Recommend. And this is first time I purchased AMD CPU.