Intel Core i9-7920X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X

General info

Comparing Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.15
 
12.03
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Series
Intel Core i9
 
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codename
Skylake
 
Zen
Launch date
10 September 2017 (3 years ago)
 
10 August 2017 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,199
 
$799
Price now
$554 (0.5x MSRP)
 
$233 (0.3x MSRP)

Technical specs

Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
12 (Dodeca-Core)
 
12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads
24
 
24
Base clock speed
2.9 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.4 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
16.5 MB (shared)
 
32 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
no data
 
213 mm2
Maximum core temperature
95 °C
 
no data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
no data
Number of transistors
no data
 
9,600 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked multiplier
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA2066
 
SP3r2
Thermal design power (TDP)
140 Watt
 
180 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDB
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X are enumerated here.

AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4 Quad-channel
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
2 TiB
Max memory channels
4
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
85 GB/s
 
85.33 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
-
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
44
 
60

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i9-7920X 26.72 +1.7%
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 26.27

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i9-7920X 23453 +1.7%
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 23055

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Competitors of Core i9-7920X from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-7920X from AMD is Ryzen 7 3800X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i9-7920X:

Competitors of Ryzen Threadripper 1920X from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 1920X from Intel is Core i9-11900, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen Threadripper 1920X:

Advantages of Intel Core i9-7920X

1.7% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (10 September 2017 vs 10 August 2017)

Lower power consumption (140W vs 180W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X

Cheaper ($233 vs $554)

Higher boost clock speed (3500 vs 2900 MHz)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

ECCMemory

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i9-7920X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Core i9-7920X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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