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AMD’s Flagship Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 3.4 GHz 16 Core CPU Performance Leaked Again – Compared Against Intel’s Core i9-7900X 10 Core CPU, Full Threadripper Lineup Detailed

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Jul 6, 2017
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The performance results of AMD’s flagship Ryzen Threadripper processor have once again been leaked. The performance results come from multiple sources with one being AMD’s internal test department and the other being ASUS.

AMD’s Flagship Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 Core CPU Performance Leaked – Compared To A 10 Core Intel CPU

The results from the two sources were posted over at SiSoftware and Geekbench databases. Both databases are known to record and list down various entries of processors that are tested by the userbase and even hardware manufacturers prior to release. Similar entries were spotted in June and a month later, we can expect some improvements in the overall performance as drivers and applications are provided better support for upcoming hardware.

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The processor that was tested is an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. The chip features 16 cores, 32 threads and a base clock of 3.4 GHz. Based on the rumored specifications, the chip should feature boost clocks of 3.6 GHz and XFR boost clocks of 3.7 – 3.8 GHz. The chip will carry 32 MB of L3 cache and 8 MB of L2 cache which totals 40 MB.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X vs Intel Core i9-7900X Performance Tests

In terms of performance, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X scored 4074 points in single core test. The specifics are 3933 Integer, 3869 Floating point and 4245 memory benchmark scores. Moving on to the multi-core performance, the chip scored a total of 26768 points. The specifics in this field were 31567 Integer, 34794 Floating point and 5206 memory benchmark scores. This shows that we are looking at some very high-end performance numbers from the Ryzen Threadripper series. Looking at the multi-core scores, we can see a slight improvement so definitely some changes were made.

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Last time, we added an Intel Xeon E5-2697A V4 processor to the mix for comparison purposes. The chip features total of 16 cores, 32 threads and a base clock of 2.6 GHz which boosts up to 3.6 GHz. It can be seen that the chip isn’t a direct comparison as it has lower base clock frequency but boost clock does match the Threadripper speeds. A single Xeon 16 core chip scores 3651 points in single core performance and 30450 points in multi-core performance. You can note that while single core scores lacks when compared to 1950X, the multi-core performance is much higher.

Furthermore, since the last 1950X appearance, Intel has also released their Core-X series CPUs so we can make a direct comparison of AMD’s HEDT processors with Intel’s HEDT offerings. Here, we compare the Intel Core i9-7900X, a 10 core chip and Intel’s flagship currently with the 1950X. Intel Core i9-7900X on average has a score of 5000-5300 points in single-core and 32000-34000 points within the multi-core performance tests.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU Performance:

CPU Name AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 Core, 32 Thread @ 3.4 GHz (Old Entry) AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 Core, 32 Thread @ 3.4 GHz (NewEntry) Intel Xeon E5-2697A V4 16 Core, 32 Thread @ 2.6 GHz Intel Core i9-7900X 10 Core, 20 Thread @ 3.30 GHz
Single Core Performance 4167 4074 3651 5390
Multi Core Performance 24539 26768 30450 33945
Single Core: Integer 4081 3933 3765 5541
Single Core: Floating Point 4025 3869 3439 6054
Single Core: Memory 4236 4245 3763 4107
Multi Core: Integer 28409 31567 33277 38695
Multi Core: Floating Point 33993 34794 42495 46700
Multi Core: Memory 5007 5206 5715 5935

Both the single and multi-core scores are much higher than that of a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X which features 6 more cores and a whopping 12 more threads compared to Intel’s offering. But it looks like AMD hasn’t made much multi-core or single core optimizations as of yet for them to match a 10 core Intel CPU. Intel is expected to release even more models with 12, 14, 16 and 18 core variants in the coming months. Ryzen Threadripper will arrive a bit early in July if rumors are true but it looks like they would have to be priced very competitively to tackle Intel Core-X processors with higher core counts.

Moving on from Geekbench, the 1950X gets tested in SiSoftware Arithmetic and Multimedia workloads where it scores 434.32 GOPS and 821.64 Mpix/s, respectively. The Intel Core i9-7900X here scores 336.20 GOPS (Arithmetic) and 1262.68 Mpix/s (Multimedia) points. These are some really encouraging scores but do keep in mind that the AMD chip was overclocked to 3.9-4.0 GHz clock speeds during these tests. We have seen similar results of the AMD EPYC 7000 series workstation processors against Intel’s upcoming Skylake-SP parts.

Wccftech AMD EPYC 7601 Intel Platinum 8180
2P Specs 64 Core / 128 Threads 56 Threads / 112 Threads
Average All-Core Speed Under Load 2.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Sisoft Sandra Arithmetic Performance 1242 GFLOPs 1340 GFLOPs
Sisoft Sandra Arithmetic Performance Per Thread 9.7 GFLOPs 11.96 GFLOPs
Sisoft Sandra Media Performance 1347 MPix/s* 4855 MPix/s
Sisoft Sandra Multicore Efficiency 237 GB/s 236 GB/s
Cinebench R15 6879 Points 8301 Points
TDP 180W 205W

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Full Lineup Detailed – Launching in Summer 2017

Furthermore, there are some rumors regarding the full AMD Ryzen Threadripper lineup. It looks like the full lineup has already been detailed and will include nine SKUs. There will be two of 16, 14, 10 core and three 12 core models. These have not been confirmed yet but the prices of the entry level 16 core chip are expected to be north of $800 US.

The flagship of the series would be the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X which is the 16 core variant with a base clock of 3400 MHz and a TDP of 155W. You can find details of all the SKUs in the table below but do note that these models are yet to be confirmed.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper HEDT CPU Family (Preliminary):

CPU Name Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Total Cache (L3) TDP Socket
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16/32 3.4 GHz TBD 32 MB 155W AMD TR4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950 16/32 3.2 GHz TBD 32 MB 155W AMD TR4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1940X 14/28 3.5 GHz TBD 28 MB 155W AMD TR4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1940 14/28 3.2 GHz TBD 28 MB 155W AMD TR4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1930X 12/24 3.6 GHz TBD 24 MB 125W AMD TR4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12/24 3.2 GHz TBD 24 MB 125W AMD TR4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920 12/24 3.0 GHz TBD 24 MB 125W AMD TR4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X 10/20 3.6 GHz TBD 20 MB 125W AMD TR4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900 10/20 3.1 GHz TBD 20 MB 125W AMD TR4
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