Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i5-7500

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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Price
$1,617.11
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$199.99
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 91
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80677I57500
Release Date August 2018 January 2017
Performance
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1st
67th
Effective Value
120th
42nd
TDP 250 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i5 7th Gen
Core Name - Kaby Lake
Socket TR4 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics No Intel HD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 32 4
CPU Threads 64 4
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 3400MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3800MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB 64GB
Cache L3 8.00MB 6.00MB
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..."

"The Core i5 7500 in our opinion is the most game-centric Intel processor. Yes, it suffers in a few applications, can't match up to higher priced CPUs and lacks more than 4 threads but in games none of this matters as it gives you the exact same..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i5-7500. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX:

  • Hugely better average performance, around 71%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 19 months later.
  • 28 more cores.
  • 60 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+400MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-7500:

  • 88% cheaper, you can save $1,417.12.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Around 74% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel HD Graphics 630).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+400MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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