AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Xeon W-2145

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Intel Xeon W-2145 on one hand, and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X on the other hand. The first has a total of 8 cores, 16 threads, a maximum frequency of 4.5 GHz, a thermal design power of 140 W. The second has 16 cores, 32 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 4.4 GHz, its TDP is set to 180 W. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.


Processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Xeon W-2145
Family Ryzen+ Skylake
Part number(s), S-Spec YD295XA8UGAAF CD8067303533601,
Release date Q3 2018 Q3 2017
Lithography 12 nm 14 nm+
Transistors 9,600,000,000
Cores 16 8
Threads 32 16
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.4 GHz 4.5 GHz
Cache 32 MB 11 MB
Max memory size 1000 GB 512 GB
Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400/2666
Max PCIe lanes 60 48
TDP 180 W 140 W
Socket TR4, LGA-4094 LGA 2066
Cinebench R15 single-thread 180 177
Cinebench R15 multi-thread 3,198 1,680
PassMark single thread 2,220 2,525
PassMark CPU Mark 25,445 19,720
Geekbench 4 single-core 4,703 5,164
Geekbench 4 multi-core 34,518 27,503
Rating 4.6 / 5
Number of reviews 14
Price $880 $1,795
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X has more cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Xeon W-2145 is bigger, that the heat dissipation power of the Intel Xeon W-2145 is smaller. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X has been launched after.

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Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the following benchmarking softwares: Geekbench 4, PassMark and Cinebench R15.

Geekbench 4:

Processeur Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Windows 64-bit
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X  4 703
 34 518
Intel Xeon W-2145  5 164
 27 503

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, image encryption, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML rendering, PDF rendering, Matrix calculation, Fast Fourier Transformation, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these two chips. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 10%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 26%.


Processeur PassMark – CPU Mark & single thread
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X  2,220
Intel Xeon W-2145  2,525

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encryption, sorting. Higher is the score, bigger is the power of the computer.

On PassMark, there is a difference of 14% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap is 29%.

Cinebench R15:

Processeur Cinebench R15 – Score
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X  180
Intel Xeon W-2145  177

Cinebench R15 allows to evaluate the performance of a CPU by rendering a photorealistic 3D scene. The scene has 2,000 objects, 300,000 polygons, antialiasing, uses sharp and fuzzy reflections, bright areas, procedural shaders, shadows, etc. Faster is the rendering of the scene created, more powerful is the PC, with a high number of points.

On this software, there is a difference of 2% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap reaches 90%.