AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950 vs Ryzen 5 5600X

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 1950 and Ryzen 5 5600X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Market segment
Desktop processor
Desktop processor
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AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Vermeer (Zen3)
Launch date
29 July 2017 (3 years ago)
5 November 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 1950 and Ryzen 5 5600X 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
16 (Hexadeca-Core)
6 (Hexa-Core)
Base clock speed
3.2 GHz
3.7 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.2 GHz
4.6 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
512K (per core)
L3 cache
32 MB
32 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
7 nm
Die size
213 mm2
2x 80.7 + 125 (I/O) mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
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95 °C
Number of transistors
9,600 million
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64 bit support
Unlocked multiplier


Information on Ryzen Threadripper 1950 and Ryzen 5 5600X 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
Thermal design power (TDP)
180 Watt
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 1950 and Ryzen 5 5600X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
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86x MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A,-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 1950 and Ryzen 5 5600X are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 1950 and Ryzen 5 5600X. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4 Quad-channel
Maximum memory size
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128 GB
Max memory channels
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Maximum memory bandwidth
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51.196 GB/s

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.

Ryzen Threadripper 1950 25.15
Ryzen 5 5600X 25.30 +0.6%


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.

Ryzen Threadripper 1950 22077
Ryzen 5 5600X 22209 +0.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 1950 and Ryzen 5 5600X 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.

Ryzen Threadripper 1950 satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Ryzen 5 5600X satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

0.6% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (5 November 2020 vs 29 July 2017)

Cheaper ($389 vs $1434)

Higher boost clock speed (4600 vs 3200 MHz)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)

Lower power consumption (65W vs 180W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950 and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. The differences in performance seem too small.

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