Intel Core i7-9800X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Comparative analysis of Intel Core i7-9800X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, 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 Intel Core i7-9800X

  • Around 5% higher clock speed: 4.40 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
  • Around 40% higher maximum core temperature: 95°C vs 68°C
  • Around 52% lower typical power consumption: 165 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 11% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2633 vs 2362
  • Around 17% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1185 vs 1016
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.40 GHz vs 4.2 GHz
Maximum core temperature 95°C vs 68°C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt vs 250 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2633 vs 2362
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1185 vs 1016

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 16 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 8
  • 32 more threads: 48 vs 16
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 12 nm vs 14 nm
  • Around 45% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 26494 vs 18269
  • Around 10% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 10347 vs 9409
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 24 vs 8
Number of threads 48 vs 16
Manufacturing process technology 12 nm vs 14 nm
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 26494 vs 18269
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 10347 vs 9409

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Core i7-9800X
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2633
2362
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
18269
26494
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1185
1016
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
9409
10347
Name Intel Core i7-9800X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
PassMark - Single thread mark 2633 2362
PassMark - CPU mark 18269 26494
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1185 1016
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 9409 10347
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Core i7-9800X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake Zen
Launch date Q4'18 October 2018
Place in performance rating 381 219
Processor Number i7-9800X
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop Desktop
Family AMD Ryzen Processors
OPN PIB YD297XAZAFWOF
OPN Tray YD297XAZUHCAF
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit
Price now $1,299.99
Value for money (0-100) 3.52

Performance

Base frequency 3.80 GHz 3 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 12 nm
Maximum core temperature 95°C 68°C
Maximum frequency 4.40 GHz 4.2 GHz
Number of cores 8 24
Number of QPI Links 0
Number of threads 16 48
64 bit support
Die size 213 mm
L1 cache 2304 KB
L2 cache 12 MB
L3 cache 64 MB
Transistor count 19200 million
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 4 4
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Sockets supported FCLGA2066 sTR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt 250 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2017X Not included

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 44
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)

Advanced Technologies

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

Virtualization

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