AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x

AMD’s newest processor the Ryzen Threadripper 1950x is their most powerful cpu to compete against rivals Intel.

Threadripper 1950x Specifications

Number of CPU Cores:

16  

Number of Threads:

32

Base Clock Speed:

3.4GHz

Max Turbo Core Speed

4GHz

Total L1 Cache:

1.5MB

Total L2 Cache:

8MB

Total L3 Cache:

32 MB

 

Default TDP/TDP:

180W

Max Temps:

68°C

Cost

$999.99 USD

Performance

Comparing the Threadripper 1950x to the comparable Core i9-7900x from Intel we see the following results.

The 1950x scores much better in Cinebench and is able to encode video at a faster frame rate. However, the Core i9-7900x gets the win in Geekbench and PCMark 8 scores.

Our Verdict

If you’re looking for a new CPU and you do a lot of content creating, then we say to go with the Threadripper. Now if you are more geared toward gaming, then yes Intel’s Core i9-7900x will serve you better. Also, if you are set on getting an 16 or 18 core processor we recommend the Threadripper 1950x due to the $1,000 less price tag then the i9 which won’t give you a big enough increase to justify $2,000.