AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

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General info

Comparing Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating139132
Value for money24.8012.17
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen ThreadripperAMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codenameZEN+ (2018−2020)Zen (2017−2020)
Release date6 August 2018 (4 years ago)6 August 2018 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$899$1,299
Current price$980 (1.1x MSRP)$2070 (1.6x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)24 (Tetracosa-Core)
Threads3248
Base clock speed3.5 GHz3 GHz
Boost clock speed4.4 GHz4.2 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)96K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)512K (per core)
L3 cache32 MB64 MB
Chip lithography12 nm12 nm
Die size213 mm2213 mm2
Number of transistors19,200 million19,200 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)1 (Uniprocessor)
SocketSocket TR4Socket TR4
Thermal design power (TDP)180 Watt250 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX. 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 and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX are enumerated here.

AMD-V++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Quad-channelDDR4 Quad-channel
Maximum memory size2 TiB2 TiB
Max memory channels44
Maximum memory bandwidth93.867 GB/s93.867 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

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Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 29.47
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 30.19
+2.4%
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 29707
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 30436
+2.5%

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 1055
+5.9%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 996

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 12089
+14.4%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 10565

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 4.19
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 4.16
+0.7%

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 27
+25.3%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 22

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 3110
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 4376
+40.7%

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 1.9
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 1.9

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 176
+1.7%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 173

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 19.5
+59.8%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 12.2

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 4548
+6.7%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 4261

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 145
+24.4%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 117

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 202
+0.2%
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 202

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 29.47 30.19
Cost $899 $1299
Boost clock speed 4400 4200
Base clock speed 3500 3000
Thermal design power (TDP) 180 Watt 250 Watt

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

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Competitors of Ryzen Threadripper 2950X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 2950X from Intel is Core i9-9990XE, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX by Intel is Core i9-7980XE, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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