Intel Core i9-7960X vs. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Intel Core i9-7960X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
Intel Core i9-7960XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
2.80 GHzFrequency3.50 GHz
4.20 GHzTurbo (1 Core)4.40 GHz
3.60 GHzTurbo (All Cores)3.50 GHz
16Cores16
YesHyperthreadingYes
YesOverclocking ?Yes
normalCore architecturenormal
GPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
DirectX Version
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. Memory
NoCodec h264No
NoCodec h265 / HEVC (8 bit)No
NoCodec h265 / HEVC (10 bit)No
NoCodec VP8No
NoCodec VP9No
NoCodec AV1No
NoCodec VC-1No
NoCodec AVCNo
NoCodec JPEGNo
Skylake-XArchitecturePinnacle-Ridge Zen+
DDR4-2666MemoryDDR4-2933
4Memory channels4
Max. Memory
NoECCYes
22.00 MBL3 Cache32.00 MB
3.0PCIe version3.0
44PCIe lanes64
14 nmTechnology12 nm
x86-64 (64 bit)Instruction set (ISA)x86-64 (64 bit)
LGA 2066SocketTR4 (SP3r2)
165WTDP (PL1)180W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-dVirtualizationAMD-V, SEV
Q4/2017Release dateQ3/2018
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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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
449 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
7003 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
184 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
180 (98%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
3161 (99%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
3187 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1121 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
1067 (95%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
13468 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
11420 (85%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
111.4 (96%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
116.3 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
4763 (99%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
4814 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
59374 (98%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
60465 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
2.14 (94%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
2.27 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
34.67 (97%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
35.62 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
26030 (100%)
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
25303 (97%)
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