Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X


Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake

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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 94
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD295XA8AFWOF BX80662I76700K
Release Date August 2018 August 2015
Effective Value
TDP 180 Watts 91 Watts
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Pros -
  • Overclocking capabilities
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • No heatsink included
  • Not much faster than Haswell
Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i7 6th Gen
Core Name - -
Socket TR4 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics No HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 16 4
CPU Threads 32 4
CPU Clock Rate 3500MHz 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400MHz 4200MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB 64GB
Cache L3 8.00MB 8.00MB
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."

"Killer chip for the money, and if you are looking for multi-core workload performance, this is..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X:

  • Much better average performance, around 34%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • 12 more cores.
  • 28 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+200MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake:

  • 62% cheaper, you can save $499.00.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Around 49% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (HD Graphics 530).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+500MHz).
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