AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Benchmarks Show It 45%+ Ahead Of The Skylake X Competition

Khalid Moammer

We’re a mere two days away from the official launch of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper family of enthusiast desktop processors. Yet, we’ve got a batch of freshly leaked benchmarks pertaining to AMD's Threadripper flagship, the 1950X, that were so impressive we felt compelled to share them.

So, let’s get straight to the tasty bits!

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The benchamrks in question include four tests. Three of the tests were conducted in both multi-threaded and single-threaded mode whilst the fourth is multi-threaded only. The results have been pulled from the CPU Monkey database.


No surprises here, the 16 core, 32 thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X absolutely creams its similarly priced 10 core competition from Intel.  In fact, Threadripper manages to establish a monstrous lead, it came out ahead by no less than 42% in Cinebench R15 and no less than 47% in all three other tests.

Threadripper’s lead is so gigantic that if it weren’t for its price you would be hard pressed not to believe it was in an entirely different tier than the i9 7900X. At this juncture it wouldn’t surprise us at all if Intel ends up sharply cutting prices to its newly introduced 10 core in the coming weeks.


Moving on to the single threaded side of the tests, here the Core i9 7900X manages to save some face thanks to its significantly higher single core Turbo clock speed -- 4.5GHz -- and ends up ahead by anywhere from 3-9% depending on the test. What’s truly astonishing however is that despite the clock speed advantage for the 7900X, Threadripper still manages to stay right on its tail.

This goes to show that there’s really not much in it between AMD’s Zen microarchitecture and Intel’s Skylake microarchitecture. Rather what’s giving Skylake X the edge in single threaded work seems to be primarily the result of higher clock speeds due to Intel’s mature 14nm process. It could be only a matter of time before AMD catches up to Intel’s clock speeds as GlobalFoundries’ 14nm process matures. Although speaking of the here and now, Threadripper appears to already be a massive win for AMD.

AMD Threadripper and Ryzen Processor Family (2017):

WccftechCores/ThreadsBase ClockTurbo ClockL2 / L3 CacheTDPMSRPSEP
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X16/323.4 GHz4.0 GHz8 MB / 32 MB180 Watts999 USD799 USD
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X12/243.5 GHz4.0 GHz8 MB / 32 MB180 Watts799 USD399 USD
Ryzen Threadripper 1900X8/163.8 GHz4.0 GHz4 MB / 16 MB180 Watts549 USD299 USD
Ryzen 7 1800X8.163.6 GHz4.0 GHz4 MB / 16 MB95 Watts499 USD239 USD
Ryzen 7 1700X8.163.4 GHz3.8 GHz4 MB / 16 MB95 Watts399 USD229 USD
Ryzen 7 17008.163.0 GHz3.7 GHz4 MB / 16 MB65 Watts329 USD219 USD
Ryzen 5 1600X6/123.6 GHz4.0 GHz3 MB / 16 MB95 Watts249 USD199 USD
Ryzen 5 16006/123.2 GHz3.6 GHz3 MB / 16 MB65 Watts219 USD159 USD
Ryzen 5 1500X4.83.5 GHz3.7 GHz2 MB / 16 MB65 Watts189 USD149 USD
Ryzen 5 14004.83.2 GHz3.4 GHz2 MB / 8 MB65 Watts169 USD129 USD
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