AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
AMD Socket SP3r2DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 24 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    141%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    113%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    169%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

13% higher single threaded performance.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 69% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 41% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

55 watts lower power draw.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

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



Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
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

Architecture

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_PlusvsAMD_Zen_Plus
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZenvsZen
Release DateAug 2018vsAug 2018

Cores

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
Cores24vs16
Threads48vs32
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
L1 Cache96 KB (per core)vs96 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512 KB (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache32768 KBvs32768 KB

Physical

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
SocketAMD Socket SP3r2vsAMD Socket SP3r2
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackageFCLGA-4094vsFCLGA-4094
Die Size213mm²vs213mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
Cpu Frequency3500 MHzvs3100 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4200 MHzvs3700 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsvariable
TDP180 Wvs125 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    4620 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    4070 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    112728 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    66563 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X (simulated)
    198.65
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    175

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X (simulated)
    5436.29
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
    3210

points - higher is better