AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 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, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score.

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • 8 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 16
  • 16 more threads: 48 vs 32
  • Around 50% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 50% 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
Launch date October 2018 vs 31 August 2018
Number of cores 24 vs 16
Number of threads 48 vs 32
L1 cache 2304 KB vs 1536 KB
L2 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 32 MB

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 8% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2217 vs 2054
  • Around 16% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 25479 vs 21875
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 2054
PassMark - CPU mark 25479 vs 21875

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2054
2217
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21875
25479
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2054 2217
PassMark - CPU mark 21875 25479
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4748
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34644
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 20545

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 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 YD297XAZAFWOF YD295XA8AFWOF
OPN Tray YD297XAZUHCAF 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 29 20
Price now $1,299.99 $899.99
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
Value for money (0-100) 3.52 8.50
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 1536 KB
L2 cache 12 MB 8 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 4.4 GHz
Number of cores 24 16
Number of threads 48 32
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™)