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 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4400 and an unlocked multiplier.

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

It provides outstanding benchmark performance at 89.17 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

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
$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
 
Maximum frequency
4.4 GHz
 
of 5
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
 
of 7
Die size
213 mm2
 
Transistor count
9600 million
 
of 19200
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
Socket
Socket TR4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 

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
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

89.17

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

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