AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Intel Core i7-8086K

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and Intel Core i7-8086K processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, Security & Reliability. 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

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 month(s) later
  • 10 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 6
  • 20 more threads: 32 vs 12
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 12 nm vs 14 nm
  • 4x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 5.3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 2.7x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 53% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 25543 vs 16689
  • Around 27% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 35248 vs 27824
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 31 August 2018 vs 1 June 2018
Number of cores 16 vs 6
Number of threads 32 vs 12
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 1536 KB vs 384 KB
L2 cache 8 MB vs 1.5 MB
L3 cache 32 MB vs 12 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 25543 vs 16689
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 35248 vs 27824

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-8086K

  • Around 14% higher clock speed: 5.00 GHz vs 4.4 GHz
  • Around 47% higher maximum core temperature: 100°C vs 68°C
  • Around 89% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 180 Watt
  • Around 28% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2830 vs 2218
  • Around 31% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 6190 vs 4730
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 5.00 GHz vs 4.4 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 68°C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 180 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2830 vs 2218
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 6190 vs 4730

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
CPU 2: Intel Core i7-8086K

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2218
2830
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
25543
16689
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4730
6190
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
35248
27824
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i7-8086K
PassMark - Single thread mark 2218 2830
PassMark - CPU mark 25543 16689
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4730 6190
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 35248 27824
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i7-8086K

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen+ Coffee Lake
Family AMD Ryzen Processors
Launch date 31 August 2018 1 June 2018
OPN PIB YD295XA8AFWOF
OPN Tray YD295XA8UGAAF
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Place in performance rating 86 82
Price now $899.99 $552.96
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors
Value for money (0-100) 8.50 8.98
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $425
Processor Number i7-8086K
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 4.00 GHz
Die size 213 mm
L1 cache 1536 KB 384 KB
L2 cache 8 MB 1.5 MB
L3 cache 32 MB 12 MB
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 68°C 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.4 GHz 5.00 GHz
Number of cores 16 6
Number of threads 32 12
Transistor count 9600 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 72 °C

Memory

Max memory channels 4 2
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4-2666
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported sTR4 FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt 95 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included PCG 2015D (130W)
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
The "Zen" Core Architecture
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Graphics

Device ID 0x3E92
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.20 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 630

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2304@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot