AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-8700K

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Socket SP3r2 DESKTOP
3100 MHz / Cores: 16 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 6 / Oct 2017
Intel Core i7-8700K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    146%
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    131%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    216%
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 116% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-8700K

Much higher single threaded performance (around 31% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i7-8700K
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4A
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AES
AVX
AVX2
BMI1
BMI2
SHA
F16C
FMA3
AMD64
EVP
AMD-V
SMAP
SMEP
SMT
Precision Boost 2
XFR 2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
Boost 2.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i7-8700K
Architecture AMD_Zen_Plus vs Intel_Coffelake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Zen vs Coffee Lake
Release Date Aug 2018 vs Oct 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i7-8700K
Cores 16 vs 6
Threads 32 vs 12
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs Intel UHD 630

Cache

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i7-8700K
L1 Cache 96 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 32768 KB vs 12288 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i7-8700K
Socket AMD Socket SP3r2 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp unknown vs 72°C
Package FCLGA-4094 vs FC-LGA1151
Die Size 213mm² vs 151mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i7-8700K
Cpu Frequency 3100 MHz vs 3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3700 MHz vs 4700 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage variable vs unknown
TDP 125 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    4070 points
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    5640 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    66563 points
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    31968 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (simulated)
    153.1
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    202

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (simulated)
    3063.14
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    1412

points - higher is better