AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX vs Intel Core i7-7800X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and Intel Core i7-7800X processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, 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 2970WX

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 4 month(s) later
  • 18 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 6
  • 36 more threads: 48 vs 12
  • Around 5% higher clock speed: 4.2 GHz vs 4.00 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 12 nm vs 14 nm
  • 6x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 8x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 7.8x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 49% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 21757 vs 14633
Specifications (specs)
Launch date October 2018 vs June 2017
Number of cores 24 vs 6
Number of threads 48 vs 12
Maximum frequency 4.2 GHz vs 4.00 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 2304 KB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 12 MB vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 8448 KB (shared)
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 21757 vs 14633

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-7800X

  • Around 47% higher maximum core temperature: 100°C vs 68°C
  • Around 79% lower typical power consumption: 140 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 10% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2261 vs 2053
Specifications (specs)
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 68°C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 140 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2261 vs 2053

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
CPU 2: Intel Core i7-7800X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2053
2261
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21757
14633
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX Intel Core i7-7800X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2053 2261
PassMark - CPU mark 21757 14633
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5328
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 24797
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX Intel Core i7-7800X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Skylake
Family AMD Ryzen Processors
Launch date October 2018 June 2017
OPN PIB YD297XAZAFWOF
OPN Tray YD297XAZUHCAF
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Place in performance rating 72 171
Price now $1,299.99 $378.99
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Value for money (0-100) 3.52 11.29
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $416
Processor Number i7-7800X
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3 GHz 3.50 GHz
Die size 213 mm
L1 cache 2304 KB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 12 MB 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB 8448 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 68°C 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.2 GHz 4.00 GHz
Number of cores 24 6
Number of threads 48 12
Transistor count 19200 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 72 °C
Number of QPI Links 0

Memory

Max memory channels 4 4
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size 128 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported sTR4 FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watt 140 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included PCG 2017X
Low Halogen Options Available

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes 28
Scalability 1S Only

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
The "Zen" Core Architecture
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)