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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 Core HEDT Processor Benchmarked – 30% Faster Than Similar Priced Core i9-7900X in Cinebench


AMD's ultra enthusiast Ryzen Threadripper 1950X flagship is headed for launch in the coming month and will shake things up in the high-end desktop market. The Ryzen Threadripper chips come featured on a impressive X399 platform which we have previously detailed and today, we have the first benchmarks of the chip, courtesy of Hothardware.

AMD's Flagship Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 Core Processor Gets Benchmarked - Costs The Same As Core i9-7900X But Up To 30% Faster

The benchmarks come straight from Hothardware who managed to get their hands on an Dell Alienware Area-51 PC that went on pre-order a few days ago. The chip was tested in Cinebench R15 which is a popular benchmark for comparing single core and multi-core performance on a range of processors. The system features the following specifications and is a beast to be honest:

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Alienware Area 51 System Specifications:
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-Core Processor 3.4/4GHz
  • 16GB DDR4-2666MHz DRAM System Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU With 11GB GDDR5X
  • 512GB M.2 NVMe PCI Express Solid State Drive
  • 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
  • Pricing TBD

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 Core $999 US Processor

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is the flagship chip of the Threadripper X399 family. The chip features 16 cores, 32 threads. Clocks are maintained at 3.4 GHz base, 4.0 GHz boost and the XFR technology should help it gain. The chip will carry 32 MB of L3 cache and 8 MB of L2 cache which totals 40 MB. There will be a total of 64 PCIe lanes available on the processor of which 60 can be used by discrete graphics cards and PCIe NVMe storage devices. The chip will cost $999 US when launched.

  • – 16 cores / 32 threads
  • – 3.4 GHz base and 4.0 GHz precision boost clocks
  • – Support for 64 PCIe lanes
  • – Unlocked for overclocking

In terms of performance, we have already seen ones from AMD during the Ryzen Threadripper announcement but it's good to see benchmarks from independent reviewers. The Hothardware system yielded a score of 2905 points in multi-thread test which is reported to be 30% faster than the similar priced Core i9-7900X. The Intel Core i9-7900X is a 10 core processor which costs $999 US while the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, costing the same, features 16 cores which makes it a very disruptive offering for mega-tasking workloads.

In addition to the Cinebench R15 scores, we also have additional tests of the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X straight from ChinaJoy 2017 show. AMD had set up a big booth at Chinajoy and were show casing their Ryzen Threadripper 1950X series and Radeon RX Vega GPUs at the event. The system they were showing off was also an Alienware Area 51 which had been set up with a 1950X and the Radeon RX 580 graphics card. The chip scored around 2900 points in Cinebench R15 which is also comparable to the Hothardware benchmarks.

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Additional testing included CPU-z where the chip scored 406.5 points in Single-Threaded tests. The Ryzen 7 1800X has a score of 400 points so we can see that single threaded performance is still as great as the 8 core part. In multi-threaded tests, the chip scored almost twice the points as the 8 core Ryzen 7 1800X. The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X got a score of 8945.9 while the Ryzen 7 1800X got a score of 4542. This shows that the 16 core chip scales almost 100% in core performance from the 8 core part and that is fantastic to see. The Intel Core i9-7900X that costs the same has a score of around 5000 points which is much lower than that of the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU Benchmarks and CPUz:

In addition to these benchmarks, Videocardz managed to obtain the full list of Ryzen Threadripper CPUs which include 8, 12 and 16 core SKUs. Following table shows all of the AMD Threadripper processors featured in AMD's Zen based Ryzen family:

  • YD1900A9U8SAE – AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900 8c/16t
  • YD190XA8U8SAE – AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900x 8c/16t
  • YD1920A9UC9AE – AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920 12c/24t
  • YD192XA8UC9AE – AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920x 12c/24t
  • YD1950A9UGAAE – AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950 16c/32 t
  • YD195XA8UGAAE – AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16c/32t

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