AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX vs Intel Core i7-8086K

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 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 2970WX

  • CPU is newer: launch date 4 month(s) later
  • 18 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 6
  • 36 more threads: 48 vs 12
  • 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
  • 5.3x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 31% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 21887 vs 16677
Specifications (specs)
Launch date October 2018 vs 1 June 2018
Number of cores 24 vs 6
Number of threads 48 vs 12
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 2304 KB vs 384 KB
L2 cache 12 MB vs 1.5 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 12 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 21887 vs 16677

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-8086K

  • Around 19% higher clock speed: 5.00 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • Around 47% higher maximum core temperature: 100°C vs 68°C
  • 2.6x lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 39% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2825 vs 2027
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 5.00 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 68°C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2825 vs 2027

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
CPU 2: Intel Core i7-8086K

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2027
2825
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21887
16677
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX Intel Core i7-8086K
PassMark - Single thread mark 2027 2825
PassMark - CPU mark 21887 16677
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 6192
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 27861
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX Intel Core i7-8086K

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Coffee Lake
Family AMD Ryzen Processors
Launch date October 2018 1 June 2018
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 81 79
Price now $1,299.99 $552.96
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors
Value for money (0-100) 3.52 8.98
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $425
Processor Number i7-8086K
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3 GHz 4.00 GHz
Die size 213 mm
L1 cache 2304 KB 384 KB
L2 cache 12 MB 1.5 MB
L3 cache 64 MB 12 MB
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 68°C 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.2 GHz 5.00 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

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) 250 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
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
The "Zen" Core Architecture
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
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