AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
AMD Socket SP3r2 DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 24 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
AMD Socket SP3r2 DESKTOP
3400 MHz / Cores: 32 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
    112%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    104%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    100%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
    129%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X

70 watts lower power draw.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 29% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X

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



Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
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
3DNow!
CnQ
NX bit
XFR

Architecture

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
Architecture AMD_Zen_Plus vs AMD_Zen_Plus
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Zen vs Zen
Release Date Aug 2018 vs Aug 2018

Cores

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
Cores 24 vs 32
Threads 48 vs 64
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs No

Cache

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
L1 Cache 96 KB (per core) vs 128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 512 KB (per core) vs 512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 32768 KB vs 32768 KB

Physical

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
Socket AMD Socket SP3r2 vs AMD Socket SP3r2
Max Case Temp unknown vs unknown
Package FCLGA-4094 vs uPGA
Die Size 213mm² vs 384mm²
Process 14 nm vs 12 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
Cpu Frequency 3500 MHz vs 3400 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4200 MHz vs 4000 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage variable vs variable
TDP 180 W vs 250 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    4620 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
    4400 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X
    112728 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
    146009 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X (simulated)
    173.79
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X (simulated)
    165.52

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X (simulated)
    4716.51
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X
    6109

points - higher is better