Intel Core i9-7940X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
Comparing Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT / s
4 × 8 GT / s
19.25 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
64 bit support
Information on Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB / s
87.42 GB / s
ECC memory support
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 53.71 +0.1%
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 25438 +0.1%
Let's see how good Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i9-7940X
Less power hungry (165 vs 180 watts)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
0.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (6 August 2018 vs 30 May 2017)
Cheaper ($899 vs $1399)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Core i9-7940X or Ryzen Threadripper 2950X?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i9-7940X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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