Ryzen Threadripper 2920X: specs and benchmarks

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Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
2018
12 cores / 24 threads, 180 Watt
16.47

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X provides good benchmark performance at 16.47% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

AMD started Ryzen Threadripper 2920X sales 6 August 2018 at a recommended price of $649. This is a ZEN+ architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4300 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket SP3r2 processor with a TDP of 180 Watt. It supports DDR4 Quad-channel memory.

Primary details

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking379
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation10.91
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codenameZEN+ (2018−2020)
Release date6 August 2018 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$649of 689 (Core i9-14900KS)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads24
Base clock speed3.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.3 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache1.125 MBof 7.3 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache6 MBof 96 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache32 MBof 1152.001953125 (EPYC 9684X)
Chip lithography12 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size213 mm2
Number of transistors9600 Millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 2920X compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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 configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketSP3r2
Power consumption (TDP)180 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2920X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2920X's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Quad-channel
Maximum memory size2 TiBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Maximum memory bandwidth93.867 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen Threadripper 2920X.

Integrated graphics card-

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen Threadripper 2920X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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 2920X 16.47

Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 25469

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 1270

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 7372

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 5407

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 46015

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 10948

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 18

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 2628

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 178

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 1.96

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 16.2

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 4669

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 131

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 209

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Ryzen Threadripper 2920X's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


Ryzen 7 5800 101.15
Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 100

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is Core i9-11900K, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen Threadripper 2920X:

Core i5-14400 101.88
Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 100

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Recommended GPUs

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These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen Threadripper 2920X in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 49 configurations using Ryzen Threadripper 2920X in our database.

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