AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-7800X


Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i7-7800X and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. The first has 6 cores, 12 threads, a base frequency of 3.5 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz, a cache of 8.25 MB, a TDP of 140 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.

Specifications:

Processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Intel Core i7-7800X
Family Ryzen+ Skylake-X
Release date Q4 2018 Q2 2017
Lithography 12 nm 14 nm+
Cores 32 6
Threads 64 12
Base frequency 3.0 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.2 GHz 4.0 GHz
Cache 64 MB 8.25 MB
Max memory size 1000 GB 128 GB
Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-2400
Max PCIe lanes 60 28
TDP 250 W 140 W
Geekbench 4 single core 4,083 5,262
Geekbench 4 multi-core 28,427 25,309
Price $1,700 $362
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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 Intel Core i7-7800X 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
Intel Core i7-7800X  5,262
 25,309

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 29%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 12%.

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