Intel Core i9-7940X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Intel Core i9-7940X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

General info

Comparing Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.72
 
8.45
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i9
 
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
Achitecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
ZEN+
Release date
30 May 2017
 
6 August 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,399
 
$899
Price now
$1130
 
$900

Technical specs

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
14
 
16
Number of threads
28
 
32
Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT / s
 
4 × 8 GT / s
L1 cache
896 KB
 
1.5 MB
L2 cache
14 MB
 
8 MB
L3 cache
19.25 MB (shared)
 
32 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
n/d
 
213 mm2
Transistor count
n/d
 
9600 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

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
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
2066
 
Socket TR4
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
180 Watt

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.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7940X and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
2 TiB
Max memory channels
4
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB / s
 
87.42 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

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

i9-7940X 53.68
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 53.71 +0.1%

Passmark

i9-7940X 25425
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 25438 +0.1%

Gaming performance

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)
ECCMemory

So, Core i9-7940X or Ryzen Threadripper 2950X?

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