AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X sales 13 August 2018 at a recommended price of $899. This is ZEN+ architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 16 cores and 32 threads, and is based on 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4400 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket TR4 processor with a TDP of 180 Watt. It supports DDR4 Quad-channel memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 36.92 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of 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)
17.21
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
 
Architecture codename
ZEN+
 
Release date
13 August 2018
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$899
 
Price now
$900
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen Threadripper 2950X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
16
 
Number of threads
32
 
Base frequency
3.5 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4.4 GHz
 
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
of 8192 (Opteron 3380)
L3 cache
32 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
Die size
213 mm2
 
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on 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)
 
Socket
Socket TR4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by 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 Ryzen Threadripper 2950X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Quad-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
2 TiB
 
Max memory channels
4
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
87.42 GB/s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 2950X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

36.92

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.9

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

27.1

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

176

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

3110

WinRAR 4.0

4548

x264 encoding pass 1

202

x264 encoding pass 2

145

TrueCrypt AES

20

Passmark

30010

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 2950X from Intel is Core i9-10940X, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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