AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Summary

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

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

It provides outstanding benchmark performance at 93.49 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-7980XE.

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)
8.50
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
ZEN+
 
Release date
August 2018
 
Price now
$899.99
 
of 8684.5 (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
 
Maximum frequency
4.4 GHz
 
L1 cache
96 KB (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
512 KB (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
32768 KB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
Die size
213 mm2
 
Transistor count
9600 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
 
of 8
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
of 320 (Xeon Phi 7295)

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
 

CPU benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

93.49

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

19.5

Passmark

25972

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Core i3-530
recommended Core i5-650
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Core i3-4340
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Phenom X3 8650
recommended Core i5-650
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Core 2 Quad Q6600
recommended Core i5-3470
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Core i3-560
recommended Core i5-2500K
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Core 2 Duo E6600
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Pentium D 915
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Celeron 450
recommended Pentium 4 630
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Celeron 2.20
recommended Celeron D 352
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Pentium D 915

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 i9-7960X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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