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

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Socket SP3r2DESKTOP
3100 MHz / Cores: 16 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    156%
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    115%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    227%
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 127% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-8700K

15% higher single threaded performance.
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 2950XIntel 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 2950XIntel Core i7-8700K
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_PlusvsIntel_Coffelake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZenvsCoffee Lake
Release DateAug 2018vsOct 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i7-8700K
Cores16vs6
Threads32vs12
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel UHD 630

Cache

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i7-8700K
L1 Cache96 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache32768 KBvs12288 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i7-8700K
SocketAMD Socket SP3r2vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Tempunknownvs72°C
PackageFCLGA-4094vsFC-LGA1151
Die Size213mm²vs151mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i7-8700K
Cpu Frequency3100 MHzvs3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3700 MHzvs4700 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP125 Wvs95 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 Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    3210
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    1412

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    175
  • Intel Core i7-8700K
    202

points - higher is better