Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-5960X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

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Intel Core i7-5960X

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Price
$872.56
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$1,025.99
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 92
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD295XA8AFWOF BX80648I75960X
Release Date August 2018 August 2014
Performance
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10th
43rd
Effective Value
97th
133rd
TDP 180 Watts 140 Watts
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Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i7 4th Gen
Core Name - Haswell-E
Socket TR4 LGA2011-3
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 16 8
CPU Threads 32 16
CPU Clock Rate 3500MHz 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400MHz 3500MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB 64GB
Cache L3 8.00MB 20.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Ryzen Threadripper 2950X builds on all of the goodness offered by AMD's first-gen Ryzen Threadripper processors, addressing some of our concerns in the process. If you're looking to upgrade from an older CPU to an all-around crowd pleaser, Threadripper 2950X does not disappoint."

"Intel released the Haswell-E line a few months ago, and it has been quite the talk in terms of the move to the newer and..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-5960X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X:

  • 15% cheaper, you can save $153.43.
  • Much better average performance, around 31%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • 8 more cores.
  • 16 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+500MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+900MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-5960X:

  • Around 22% lower thermal design power.
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