Intel Core i9-7960X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
Comparing Core i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 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
22 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
64 bit support
Information on Core i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 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 i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Core i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB / s
87.42 GB / s
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Core i9-7960X 81.74 +17.4%
Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 69.61
Core i9-7960X 25998 +17.4%
Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 22140
Let's see how good Core i9-7960X and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i9-7960X
17.4% faster in synthetic tests
Less power hungry (165 vs 180 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
Much newer (6 August 2018 vs 30 May 2017)
Cheaper ($649 vs $1699)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Core i9-7960X or Ryzen Threadripper 2920X?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i9-7960X.
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