Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i9-7960X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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Intel Core i9-7960X

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Price
$1,729.99
Prime Eligible Item
$1,589.98
Availability In Stock In Stock
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Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80673I97960X
Release Date August 2018 September 2017
Performance
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Effective Value
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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 16
CPU Threads 64 32
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 2800MHz
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 22.00MB
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..."

"The 7980XE and 7960X are super expensive, and Intel has made them that way for a reason; they are niche products that offer more all-around performance than what is out there on the market. The best analogy I can think of is one where a 7700K is like a BMW M5 or a Tesla Model-S, Threadripper 1950X would be the Mercedes McLaren SLR, and the Skylake- ..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i9-7960X. 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 10%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 10 months later.
  • 16 more cores.
  • 32 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+200MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i9-7960X:

  • 8% cheaper, you can save $140.01.
  • Around 34% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
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