AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-7740X

Comparative analysis of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and Intel Core i7-7740X 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 2990WX

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 2 month(s) later
  • 28 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 4
  • 56 more threads: 64 vs 8
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 12 nm vs 14 nm
  • 12x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 16x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 8x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 3.2x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 32072 vs 9888
  • 2.2x better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 10702 vs 4898
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 13 August 2018 vs 30 May 2017
Number of cores 32 vs 4
Number of threads 64 vs 8
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 3072 KB vs 256 KB
L2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 8 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 32072 vs 9888
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 10702 vs 4898

Reasons to consider the Intel Core i7-7740X

  • Around 7% higher clock speed: 4.50 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • Around 47% higher maximum core temperature: 100°C vs 68°C
  • 2.2x lower typical power consumption: 112 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 23% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2842 vs 2307
  • Around 23% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1251 vs 1018
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.50 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
Maximum core temperature 100°C vs 68°C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 112 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2842 vs 2307
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1251 vs 1018

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
CPU 2: Intel Core i7-7740X

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2307
2842
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
32072
9888
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1018
1251
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
10702
4898
Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Intel Core i7-7740X
PassMark - Single thread mark 2307 2842
PassMark - CPU mark 32072 9888
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1018 1251
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 10702 4898
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0 0

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Intel Core i7-7740X

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Kaby Lake
Family AMD Ryzen Processors
Launch date 13 August 2018 30 May 2017
OPN PIB YD299XAZAFWOF
OPN Tray YD299XAZUIHAF
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Place in performance rating 409 564
Price now $1,729.99 $348.99
Series AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Value for money (0-100) 4.09 10.34
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Launch price (MSRP) $350
Processor Number i7-7740X
Status Discontinued

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3 GHz 4.30 GHz
Die size 213 mm
L1 cache 3072 KB 256 KB
L2 cache 16 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 64 MB 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 68°C 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.2 GHz 4.50 GHz
Number of cores 32 4
Number of threads 64 8
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 2
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size 64 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported sTR4 FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watt 112 Watt
Thermal Solution Not included PCG 2017X
Low Halogen Options Available

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
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility

Virtualization

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

Security & Reliability

Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)