Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-6950X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

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Intel Core i7-6950X

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Price
$872.56
Prime Eligible Item
$1,370.07
Availability In Stock In Stock
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Brand AMD Intel
Model YD295XA8AFWOF BX80671I76950X
Release Date August 2018 November 2016
Performance
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Effective Value
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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 10
CPU Threads 32 20
CPU Clock Rate 3500MHz 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400MHz 3500MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB -
Cache L3 8.00MB 25.00MB
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 has coined a new marketing term, "megatasking", to describe situations that warrant having 10 cores and 20 threads. Not all software can take advantage of them, so Intel imagines users will do several things at once, such as playing a game,..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-6950X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X:

  • 36% cheaper, you can save $497.51.
  • Slightly better average performance, around 22%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 22 months later.
  • 6 more cores.
  • 12 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+500MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+900MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-6950X:

  • Around 22% lower thermal design power.
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