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

Aug 8, 2017

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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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Leads The $1000 Competition From Intel By 45%+

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):

Wccftech Cores/Threads Base Clock Turbo Clock L2 / L3 Cache TDP MSRP SEP
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16/32 3.4 GHz 4.0 GHz 8 MB / 32 MB 180 Watts 999 USD 799 USD
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12/24 3.5 GHz 4.0 GHz 8 MB / 32 MB 180 Watts 799 USD 399 USD
Ryzen Threadripper 1900X 8/16 3.8 GHz 3.0 GHz 4 MB / 16 MB 180 Watts 549 USD 299 USD
Ryzen 7 1800X 8.16 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 4 MB / 16 MB 95 Watts 499 USD 239 USD
Ryzen 7 1700X 8.16 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz 4 MB / 16 MB 95 Watts 399 USD 229 USD
Ryzen 7 1700 8.16 3.0 GHz 3.7 GHz 4 MB / 16 MB 65 Watts 329 USD 219 USD
Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB / 16 MB 95 Watts 249 USD 199 USD
Ryzen 5 1600 6/12 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz 3 MB / 16 MB 65 Watts 219 USD 159 USD
Ryzen 5 1500X 4.8 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz 2 MB / 16 MB 65 Watts 189 USD 149 USD
Ryzen 5 1400 4.8 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 2 MB / 8 MB 65 Watts 169 USD 129 USD