AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Summary

AMD started Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX sales on October 2018. This is high-end ZEN+ architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 24 cores and 48 threads, and is based on 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4200 and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a Socket TR4 processor with a TDP of 250 Watt. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 53.28 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.52
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
ZEN+
 
Release date
October 2018
 
Price now
$1300
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX'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 2970WX's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
24
 
Number of threads
48
 
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
64 MB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
of 7
Die size
213 mm2
 
Transistor count
19200 million
 
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 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)
250 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by 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 2970WX are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

53.28

3DMark06 CPU

11073

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

5241

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

37522

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.9

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

21.6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

173

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

4376

WinRAR 4.0

4261

x264 encoding pass 1

202

x264 encoding pass 2

117

TrueCrypt AES

12.2

Passmark

15520

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX from Intel is Core i7-8700, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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