Intel Xeon W-2145 vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X


Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X on one hand, and the Intel Xeon W-2145 on the other hand. The first has a total of 16 cores, 32 threads, a maximum frequency of 4.0 GHz, a thermal design power of 180 W. The second has 8 cores, 16 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 4.5 GHz, its TDP is set to 140 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.

Specifications:

Processor Intel Xeon W-2145 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Family Skylake Ryzen
Part number(s), S-Spec CD8067303533601,
SR3LQ
YD195XA8AEWOF
Release date Q3 2017 Q3 2017
Lithography 14 nm+ 14 nm
Transistors 9,600,000,000
Cores 8 16
Threads 16 32
Base frequency 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.5 GHz 4.0 GHz
Cache 11 MB 32 MB
Max memory size 512 GB 1000 GB
Memory types DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400/2666 DDR4-2667
Max PCIe lanes 48 60
TDP 140 W 180 W
Socket LGA 2066 TR4, LGA-4094
Cinebench R15 single-thread 177 166
Cinebench R15 multi-thread 1,680 3,065
PassMark single thread 2,525 1,990
PassMark CPU Mark 19,720 21,920
Geekbench 4 single-core 5,164 4,368
Geekbench 4 multi-core 27,503 31,948
Rating 4.7 / 5
Number of reviews 253
Price $1,795 $620
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has a larger number of cores, that the maximum frequency of the Intel Xeon W-2145 is superior, that the TDP of the Intel Xeon W-2145 is lower. Both were produced during the same year.

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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 1950X  4 368
 31 948
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 18%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 16%.

PassMark:

Processeur PassMark – CPU Mark & single thread
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X  1,990
 21,920
Intel Xeon W-2145  2,525
 19,720

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 27% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap is 11%.

Cinebench R15:

Processeur Cinebench R15 – Score
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X  166
 3,065
Intel Xeon W-2145  177
 1,680

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 7% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap reaches 82%.