AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-6700K

Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i7-6700K and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. The first has 4 cores, 8 threads, a base frequency of 4.0 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.2 GHz, a cache of 8 MB, a TDP of 91 W. The second has more than 32 cores, a total of 64 threads, its initial frequency is 3.0 GHz, its maximum frequency reaches 4.2 GHz, its cache is 64 MB and its TDP is 250 W.


Processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Intel Core i7-6700K
Family Ryzen+ Skylake
Release date Q4 2018 Q3 2015
Lithography 12 nm 14 nm
Cores 32 4
Threads 64 8
Base frequency 3.0 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cache 64 MB 8 MB
Max memory size 1000 GB 64 GB
Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Max PCIe lanes 60 16
TDP 250 W 91 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,083 5,240
Geekbench 4 multi-core 28,427 17,298
Price $1,700 $337
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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 they have the same turbo frequency, that the heat dissipation power (TDP) of the Intel Core i7-6700K is lower. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is more recent.

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Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX  4,083
Intel Core i7-6700K  5,240

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 28%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 64%.


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