AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-9920X

General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
17.23
 
10.16
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
AMD Ryzen Threadripper
 
Intel Core i9
Architecture codename
ZEN+
 
Skylake-X
Release date
13 August 2018
 
19 October 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$899
 
$1,189
Price now
$900
 
$1294

Technical specs

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
16
 
12
Number of threads
32
 
24
Base frequency
3.5 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.4 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
1 MB (per core)
L3 cache
32 MB
 
19.25 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
213 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
92 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
Transistor count
19,200 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

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
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
1
Socket
Socket TR4
 
FCLGA2066
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
165 Watt

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
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Quad-channel
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
2 TiB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
87.42 GB/s
 
79.47 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X.
Integrated graphics
-
 
-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Core i9-9920X.
PCIe revision
no data
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
44

Benchmark performance

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%
i9-9920X 31.85

Passmark

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 30010 +18%
i9-9920X 25442

Gaming performance

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)
ECCMemory

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.
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