AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i9-7980XE

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
AMD Socket SP3r2DESKTOP
3400 MHz / Cores: 32 / Aug 2018
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
    117%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
    100%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    114%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
    147%
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 47% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-7980XE

14% higher single threaded performance.
85 watts lower power draw.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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



Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WXIntel Core i9-7980XE
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
Boost 3.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WXIntel Core i9-7980XE
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_PlusvsIntel_Kabylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameZenvsSkylake-X
Release DateAug 2018vsSep 2017

Cores

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WXIntel Core i9-7980XE
Cores32vs18
Threads64vs36
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WXIntel Core i9-7980XE
L1 Cache128 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 2990WXIntel Core i9-7980XE
SocketAMD Socket SP3r2vsIntel Socket 2066
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackageuPGAvsFC-LGA2066
Die Size384mm²vs428mm²
Process12 nmvs14 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WXIntel Core i9-7980XE
Cpu Frequency3400 MHzvs2600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4000 MHzvs4400 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP250 Wvs165 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
    4400 points
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    5280 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
    146009 points
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    67392 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
    5036
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    3404

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
    170
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE
    194

points - higher is better