Intel Core i9-7980XE vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
Comparing Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT/s
64K (per core)
96K (per core)
1 MB (per core)
512K (per core)
24.75 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
Information on Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 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 i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX. 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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
i9-7980XE 36.21 +11.1%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 32.59
i9-7980XE 29439 +11.1%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 26494
Let's see how good Core i9-7980XE and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core i9-7980XE
11.1% faster in synthetic tests
Less power hungry (165 vs 250 watts)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
Much newer (2 October 2018 vs 1 September 2017)
Cheaper ($1299 vs $1999)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Core i9-7980XE or Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i9-7980XE.
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