AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 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, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

  • Around 5% higher clock speed: 4.4 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • Around 39% lower typical power consumption: 180 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 6% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2217 vs 2082
  • Around 9% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 25479 vs 23273
  • Around 16% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4748 vs 4082
  • Around 25% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 34644 vs 27653
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.4 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2217 vs 2082
PassMark - CPU mark 25479 vs 23273
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4748 vs 4082
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34644 vs 27653

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

  • 16 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 16
  • 32 more threads: 64 vs 32
  • 2x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 2x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
Number of cores 32 vs 16
Number of threads 64 vs 32
L1 cache 3072 KB vs 1536 KB
L2 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 32 MB

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2217
2082
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
25479
23273
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4748
4082
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
34644
27653
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score
CPU 1
CPU 2
20545
20545
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
PassMark - Single thread mark 2217 2082
PassMark - CPU mark 25479 23273
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4748 4082
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34644 27653
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 20545 20545

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen+ Zen
Family AMD Ryzen Processors AMD Ryzen Processors
Launch date 31 August 2018 13 August 2018
OPN PIB YD295XA8AFWOF YD299XAZAFWOF
OPN Tray YD295XA8UGAAF YD299XAZUIHAF
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 20 43
Price now $899.99 $1,729.99
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
Value for money (0-100) 8.50 4.09
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 3 GHz
Die size 213 mm 213 mm
L1 cache 1536 KB 3072 KB
L2 cache 8 MB 16 MB
L3 cache 32 MB 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm 12 nm
Maximum core temperature 68°C 68°C
Maximum frequency 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Number of cores 16 32
Number of threads 32 64
Transistor count 9600 million 19200 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 250 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included Not included

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
The "Zen" Core Architecture
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)