Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-6950X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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Intel Core i7-6950X

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Price
$1,617.11
Prime Eligible Item
$1,563.54
Availability In Stock In Stock
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Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80671I76950X
Release Date August 2018 November 2016
Performance
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1st
31st
Effective Value
122nd
139th
TDP 250 Watts 140 Watts
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Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i7 6th Gen
Core Name - Broadwell-E
Socket TR4 LGA2011-3
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 32 10
CPU Threads 64 20
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 3500MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB -
Cache L3 8.00MB 25.00MB
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 has coined a new marketing term, "megatasking", to describe situations that warrant having 10 cores and 20 threads. Not all software can take advantage of them, so Intel imagines users will do several things at once, such as playing a game,..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-6950X. 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 35%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 21 months later.
  • 22 more cores.
  • 44 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+700MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-6950X:

  • 3% cheaper, you can save $53.57.
  • Around 44% lower thermal design power.
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