AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX


Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X. The first has 32 cores, 64 threads, a base frequency of 3.0 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.2 GHz, a cache of 64 MB, a TDP of 250 W. The second has more than 6 cores, a total of 12 threads, its initial frequency is 3.6 GHz, its maximum frequency reaches 4.0 GHz, its cache is 16 MB and its TDP is 95 W.

Specifications:

Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
Family Ryzen Ryzen+
Release date Q1 2017 Q4 2018
Lithography 14 nm 12 nm
Cores 6 32
Threads 12 64
Base frequency 3.6 GHz 3.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.0 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cache 16 MB 64 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 1000 GB
Memory types DDR4-2667 DDR4-2933
Max PCIe lanes 24 60
TDP 95 W 250 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,345 4,083
Geekbench 4 multi-core 20,509 28,427
Price $180 $1,700
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This table allows us to see what are the technical differences between the two processors. We notice that the processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX has a higher number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is higher, that the heat dissipation power (TDP) of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is lower. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is more recent.

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Performances:

Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX  4,083
 28,427
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X  4,345
 20,509

This graph allows us to better evaluate the power comparison between the two chips. For each value, it is an average of the last 250 results on the benchmark platform. We observe that the difference in single core is 6%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 39%.

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