AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 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 2970WX

  • 12 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 12
  • 24 more threads: 48 vs 24
  • 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 24 vs 12
Number of threads 48 vs 24
L1 cache 2304 KB vs 1152 KB
L2 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 32 MB

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X

  • Around 2% higher clock speed: 4.3 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • Around 39% lower typical power consumption: 180 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 7% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2216 vs 2069
  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 22068 vs 21586
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.3 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2216 vs 2069
PassMark - CPU mark 22068 vs 21586

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2069
2216
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21586
22068
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2069 2216
PassMark - CPU mark 21586 22068
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4598
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 32560

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Zen
Family AMD Ryzen Processors AMD Ryzen Processors
Launch date October 2018 October 2018
OPN PIB YD297XAZAFWOF YD292XA8AFWOF
OPN Tray YD297XAZUHCAF YD292XA8UC9AF
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 39 108
Price now $1,299.99
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
Value for money (0-100) 3.52
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Die size 213 mm 213 mm
L1 cache 2304 KB 1152 KB
L2 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L3 cache 64 MB 32 MB
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm 12 nm
Maximum core temperature 68°C 68°C
Maximum frequency 4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz
Number of cores 24 12
Number of threads 48 24
Transistor count 19200 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) 250 Watt 180 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included Not included

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0

Advanced Technologies

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

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)