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

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

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
AMD Socket SP3r2 DESKTOP
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 i9-7960X AMD 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 i9-7960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Architecture Intel_Kabylake vs AMD_Zen
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Skylake-X vs Zen
Release Date Sep 2017 vs May 2017

Cores

Intel Core i9-7960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Cores 16 vs 16
Threads 32 vs 32
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs No

Cache

Intel Core i9-7960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 128 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 1024 KB (per core) vs 512 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 22528 KB (shared) vs 32768 KB

Physical

Intel Core i9-7960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Socket Intel Socket 2066 vs AMD Socket SP3r2
Max Case Temp unknown vs unknown
Package FC-LGA2066 vs uPGA
Die Size 428mm² vs 384mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i9-7960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Cpu Frequency 2800 MHz vs 3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4400 MHz vs none
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs variable
TDP 165 W vs 155 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