CPU

Threadripper 1950x

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.