AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-9920X
Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X 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 and Core i9-9920X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT/s
96K (per core)
64K (per core)
512K (per core)
1 MB (per core)
19.25 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
Information on Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 37.56 +17.9%
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 30010 +18%
Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
17.9% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($899 vs $1189)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Advantages of Intel Core i9-9920X
Somewhat newer (19 October 2018 vs 13 August 2018)
Higher maximum frequency (4500 vs 4400 MHz)
Less power hungry (165 vs 180 watts)
So, Ryzen Threadripper 2950X or Core i9-9920X?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X.
Should you still have questions on choice between Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.