Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core 2 Q9550

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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Intel Core 2 Q9550

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Price
$1,615.34
Prime Eligible Item
$199.00
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80569Q9550
Release Date August 2018 -
Performance
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1st
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Effective Value
121st
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TDP 250 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Ryzen Threadripper Core 2 Quad
Core Name - Yorkfield
Socket TR4 LGA775
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 32 4
CPU Threads 64 4
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 2830MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz -
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 45 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB -
Cache L3 8.00MB 0.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Who really needs 32 cores? The answer is fairly limited, but the perspective that AMD offers is that the new Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is quite a bit less expensive than Intel's current (though dated) flagship, the 18-core Core i9-7980XE, and handily..."

"Intels Core 2 Quad Q9550 is just one model below the most powerful processor in this series, the Q9650.Although its clock speed of 2.83 GHz is 6% lower than its big brothers 3 GHz, we measured its performance to be 2.4% behind the more powerful..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core 2 Q9550. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX:

  • 28 more cores.
  • 60 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+170MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core 2 Q9550:

  • 88% cheaper, you can save $1,416.34.
  • Around 74% lower thermal design power.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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