Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i9-7940X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX


Intel Core i9-7940X

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Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80673I97940X
Release Date August 2018 September 2017
Effective Value
TDP 250 Watts 165 Watts
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Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i9 X-Series
Core Name - Skylake X
Socket TR4 LGA2066
Integrated Graphics No No
CPU Cores 32 14
CPU Threads 64 28
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 3100MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4400MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB 128GB
Cache L3 8.00MB 19.25MB
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 i9-7940X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 12%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 10 months later.
  • 18 more cores.
  • 36 more threads.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i9-7940X:

  • 20% cheaper, you can save $326.59.
  • Around 34% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+100MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
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