Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-6850K

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

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$869.99
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Brand AMD Intel
Model YD295XA8AFWOF BX80671I76850K
Release Date August 2018 July 2017
Performance
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10th
37th
Effective Value
95th
113th
TDP 180 Watts 140 Watts
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Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i7 6th Gen
Core Name - Broadwell-E
Socket TR4 LGA2011-3
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 16 6
CPU Threads 32 12
CPU Clock Rate 3500MHz 3600MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400MHz 3800MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB -
Cache L3 8.00MB 15.00MB
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."

"The i7-6850K is as fast as the 6800K, but the added cost for what amounts to a couple percent makes it the odd man out for..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-6850K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 27%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 14 months later.
  • 10 more cores.
  • 20 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+600MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-6850K:

  • 18% cheaper, you can save $157.99.
  • Around 22% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+100MHz).
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