Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-5960X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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$1,699.99
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$1,025.99
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 92
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80648I75960X
Release Date August 2018 August 2014
Performance
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33rd
Effective Value
116th
123rd
TDP 250 Watts 140 Watts
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Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i7 4th Gen
Core Name - Haswell-E
Socket TR4 LGA2011-3
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 32 8
CPU Threads 64 16
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3500MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB 64GB
Cache L3 8.00MB 20.00MB
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 ..."

"Intel released the Haswell-E line a few months ago, and it has been quite the talk in terms of the move to the newer and..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-5960X. 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 33% better average performance.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • 24 more cores.
  • 48 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+700MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-5960X:

  • 40% cheaper, you can save $674.00.
  • Better Effective Value.
  • Around 44% lower TDP.
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