AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-7960X

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

Intel Core i9-7960X
Intel Socket 2066DESKTOP
2800 MHz / Cores: 16 / Sep 2017
Intel Core i9-7960X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    104%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    110%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    101%
  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

40 watts lower power draw.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-7960X

10% higher single threaded performance.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared




Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7960X
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
Boost 3.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7960X
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_PlusvsIntel_Kabylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZenvsSkylake-X
Release DateAug 2018vsSep 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7960X
Cores16vs16
Threads32vs32
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7960X
L1 Cache96 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512 KB (per core)vs1024 KB (per core)
L3 Cache32768 KBvs22528 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7960X
SocketAMD Socket SP3r2vsIntel Socket 2066
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackageFCLGA-4094vsFC-LGA2066
Die Size213mm²vs428mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7960X
Cpu Frequency3100 MHzvs2800 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3700 MHzvs4400 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP125 Wvs165 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    4070 points
  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    5280 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    66563 points
  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    64512 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    3210
  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    3177

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    175
  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    194

points - higher is better