AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-7980XE

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

Intel Core i9-7980XE
Intel Socket 2066DESKTOP
2600 MHz / Cores: 18 / Sep 2017
Intel Core i9-7980XE

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    108%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    110%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    106%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

40 watts lower power draw.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-7980XE

10% higher single threaded performance.
6% higher multi threaded performance.
Around 8% higher average synthetic performance.

Intel Core i9-7980XE

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i9-7980XE

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared




Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7980XE
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 i9-7980XE
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_PlusvsIntel_Kabylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZenvsSkylake-X
Release DateAug 2018vsSep 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7980XE
Cores16vs18
Threads32vs36
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7980XE
L1 Cache96 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512 KB (per core)vs1024 KB (per core)
L3 Cache32768 KBvs25344 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7980XE
SocketAMD Socket SP3r2vsIntel Socket 2066
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackageFCLGA-4094vsFC-LGA2066
Die Size213mm²vs428mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XIntel Core i9-7980XE
Cpu Frequency3100 MHzvs2600 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 i9-7980XE
    5280 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    66563 points
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    67392 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    3210
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    3404

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    175
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    194

points - higher is better