AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-7700K


Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i7-7700K and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X. The first has 4 cores, 8 threads, a base frequency of 4.2 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.5 GHz, a cache of 8 MB, a TDP of 91 W. The second has more than 16 cores, a total of 32 threads, its initial frequency is 3.5 GHz, its maximum frequency reaches 4.4 GHz, its cache is 32 MB and its TDP is 180 W.

Specifications:

Processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i7-7700K
Family Ryzen+ Kaby Lake
Release date Q3 2018 Q1 2017
Lithography 12 nm 14 nm
Cores 16 4
Threads 32 8
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.4 GHz 4.5 GHz
Cache 32 MB 8 MB
Max memory size 1000 GB 64 GB
Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Max PCIe lanes 60 16
TDP 180 W 91 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,703 5,555
Geekbench 4 multi-core 34,518 18,316
Price $880 $422
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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 2950X has a higher number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i7-7700K is higher, that the heat dissipation power (TDP) of the Intel Core i7-7700K is lower. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is more recent.

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Performances:

Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X  4,703
 34,518
Intel Core i7-7700K  5,555
 18,316

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 18%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 88%.

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