Intel Core i9-7960X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

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

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
AMD Socket SP3r2DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 16 / May 2017
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    109%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    116%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    103%
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-7960X

16% higher single threaded performance.
Around 9% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

None

Intel Core i9-7960X

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i9-7960X

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared




Specifications

Features

Intel Core i9-7960XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
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
3DNow!
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR

Architecture

Intel Core i9-7960XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
ArchitectureIntel_KabylakevsAMD_Zen
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameSkylake-XvsZen
Release DateSep 2017vsMay 2017

Cores

Intel Core i9-7960XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Cores16vs16
Threads32vs32
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

Intel Core i9-7960XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache1024 KB (per core)vs512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache22528 KB (shared)vs32768 KB

Physical

Intel Core i9-7960XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
SocketIntel Socket 2066vsAMD Socket SP3r2
Max Case Tempunknownvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA2066vsuPGA
Die Size428mm²vs384mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i9-7960XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Cpu Frequency2800 MHzvs3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4400 MHzvsnone
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsvariable
TDP165 Wvs155 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    5280 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
    3850 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    64512 points
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
    75152 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    3177
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
    3062

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i9-7960X
    194
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
    167

points - higher is better