Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-7960X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

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Intel Core i9-7960X

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Price
$799.99
Prime Eligible Item
$1,489.90
Availability In Stock In Stock
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Brand AMD Intel
Model YD295XA8AFWOF BX80673I97960X
Release Date August 2018 September 2017
Performance
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10th
7th
Effective Value
99th
128th
TDP 180 Watts 165 Watts
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Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i9 X-Series
Core Name - Skylake X
Socket TR4 LGA2066
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 16 16
CPU Threads 32 32
CPU Clock Rate 3500MHz 2800MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400MHz 4400MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB 128GB
Cache L3 8.00MB 22.00MB
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 7980XE and 7960X are super expensive, and Intel has made them that way for a reason; they are niche products that offer more all-around performance than what is out there on the market. The best analogy I can think of is one where a 7700K is like a BMW M5 or a Tesla Model-S, Threadripper 1950X would be the Mercedes McLaren SLR, and the Skylake- ..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i9-7960X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X:

  • 46% cheaper, you can save $689.91.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 11 months later.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+700MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i9-7960X:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 3%.
  • Around 8% lower thermal design power.
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