AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 16 core processor released in Q3/2018 with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X which has 16 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2017.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper (13) Family AMD Ryzen Threadripper (13)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 (4) CPU group AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1000 (3)
2 Generation 1
Colfax (Zen+) Architecture Whitehaven (Zen)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Predecessor --
-- Successor AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is a 16 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz). The processor can compute 32 threads at the same time. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X clocks with 3.40 GHz (4.00 GHz), has 16 CPU cores and can calculate 32 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16 Cores 16
32 Threads 32
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.40 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.50 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 2950X Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
-- 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 2950X, while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X supports a maximum of GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 85.4 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
DDR4-2933 Memory DDR4-2666
Max. Memory
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
93.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 85.4 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
8.00 MB L2 Cache 8.00 MB
32.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
64 PCIe lanes 64
63.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 63.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X has a TDP of 180 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is 180 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
180 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 180 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X has 40.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 12 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is at 40.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Characteristic AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
12 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
TR4 (SP3r2) Socket TR4 (SP3r2)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2018 Release date Q3/2017
899 $ Release price 999 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (93%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 9 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (99%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (95%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 4.40 GHz
1127 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
1035 (92%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
21444 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
18780 (88%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 4.40 GHz
1137 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
1040 (91%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
12458 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
11370 (91%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 4.40 GHz
1255 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
1201 (96%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
8814 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
8710 (99%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 4.40 GHz
449 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
411 (92%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
7003 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
6731 (96%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
272 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
271 (100%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
29400 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
27730 (94%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
116.3 (94%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
124 (100%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
9221 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
8719 (95%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 4.40 GHz
180 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
168 (93%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
3187 (100%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
2986 (94%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
60 (100%)

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 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
964 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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