Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX


Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake

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Pangoly Score - 94
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80662I76700K
Release Date August 2018 August 2015
Effective Value
TDP 250 Watts 91 Watts
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Pros -
  • Overclocking capabilities
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • No heatsink included
  • Not much faster than Haswell
Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i7 6th Gen
Core Name - -
Socket TR4 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics No HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 32 4
CPU Threads 64 4
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4200MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB 64GB
Cache L3 8.00MB 8.00MB
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..."

"Killer chip for the money, and if you are looking for multi-core workload performance, this is..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX:

  • Much better average performance, around 48%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • 28 more cores.
  • 60 more threads.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake:

  • 81% cheaper, you can save $1,312.45.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Around 64% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (HD Graphics 530).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+1000MHz).
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