AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X vs Intel Core i9-7900X

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-7900X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X Intel Core i9-7900X

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X and the Intel Core i9-7900X and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12 core processor released in Q3/2017 with the Intel Core i9-7900X which has 10 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2017.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper (13) Family Intel Core i9 (78)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1000 (3) CPU group Intel Core i 7000X (9)
1 Generation 7
Whitehaven (Zen) Architecture Skylake X
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X Successor Intel Core i9-9900X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X is a 12 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz). The processor can compute 24 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i9-7900X clocks with 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz), has 10 CPU cores and can calculate 20 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
12 Cores 10
24 Threads 20
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, while the Intel Core i9-7900X supports a maximum of 128 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 85.4 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2666
Max. Memory 128 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
85.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 85.4 GB/s
Yes ECC No
6.00 MB L2 Cache --
32.00 MB L3 Cache 14.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
64 PCIe lanes 44
63.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 43.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X has a TDP of 180 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i9-7900X is 140 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
180 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 140 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X has 38.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Intel Core i9-7900X is at 14.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X Characteristic Intel Core i9-7900X
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
TR4 (SP3r2) Socket LGA 2066
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2017 Release date Q2/2017
799 $ Release price 989 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (88%)
Intel Core i9-7900X (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (95%)
Intel Core i9-7900X (93%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
1010 (89%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
1133 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
9122 (89%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
10199 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
1155 (82%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
1410 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
6951 (76%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
9120 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
406 (88%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
461 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
5326 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
5286 (99%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
22810 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
21190 (93%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
160.5 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
137.7 (86%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
6760 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
5530 (82%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
173 (92%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
188 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
2433 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
2194 (90%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
58 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
783 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
1222 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
14998 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
197 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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