AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
Specifications (specs)
Launch date October 2018 vs 31 August 2018
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2227 vs 2217

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 12
  • 8 more threads: 32 vs 24
  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.4 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
  • Around 33% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 33% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 16% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 25479 vs 21967
  • Around 4% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4748 vs 4574
  • Around 9% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 34644 vs 31763
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 16 vs 12
Number of threads 32 vs 24
Maximum frequency 4.4 GHz vs 4.3 GHz
L1 cache 1536 KB vs 1152 KB
L2 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 25479 vs 21967
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4748 vs 4574
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34644 vs 31763

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2227
2217
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21967
25479
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
20545
20545
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4574
4748
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
31763
34644
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2227 2217
PassMark - CPU mark 21967 25479
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 20545 20545
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4574 4748
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 31763 34644

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Zen+
Family AMD Ryzen Processors AMD Ryzen Processors
Launch date October 2018 31 August 2018
OPN PIB YD292XA8AFWOF YD295XA8AFWOF
OPN Tray YD292XA8UC9AF YD295XA8UGAAF
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Place in performance rating 31 20
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Price now $899.99
Value for money (0-100) 8.50

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Die size 213 mm 213 mm
L1 cache 1152 KB 1536 KB
L2 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 32 MB 32 MB
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm 12 nm
Maximum core temperature 68°C 68°C
Maximum frequency 4.3 GHz 4.4 GHz
Number of cores 12 16
Number of threads 24 32
Transistor count 9600 million 9600 million
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 4 4
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported sTR4 sTR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt 180 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included Not included

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
The "Zen" Core Architecture

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)