Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i5-8600K

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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$1,699.99
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$249.99
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Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80684I58600K
Release Date August 2018 October 2017
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Effective Value
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TDP 250 Watts 95 Watts
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Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i5 8th Gen
Core Name - Coffee Lake
Socket TR4 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics No Intel UHD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 32 6
CPU Threads 64 6
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 3600MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4300MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB 64GB
Cache L3 8.00MB 9.00MB
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 ..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i5-8600K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX:

  • Around 23% better average performance.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 10 months later.
  • 26 more cores.
  • 58 more threads.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-8600K:

  • 85% cheaper, you can save $1,450.00.
  • Better Effective Value.
  • Around 62% lower TDP.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+600MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+100MHz).
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