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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X vs Ryzen 7 2700X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X with 16-cores against the 3.7 GHz Ryzen 7 2700X with 8-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

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General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
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Power Consumption
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between 2700X and 1950X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
  • Supports up to 2048 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • Has 8 physical cores more than the 2700X
  • Has 16 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Supports quad-channel memory
  • Around 35.76 GB/s (82%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Consumes up to 42% less energy than the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X – 105 vs 180 Watt
  • Newer - released 9 months later
  • More than 17 °C higher critical temperature
  • More modern manufacturing process – 12 versus 14 nanometers
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.3 GHz vs 4 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and Ryzen 7 2700X


Vendor AMD AMD
Released August 10, 2017 April 19, 2018
Launch price 999 USD 329 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Zen Zen+
Socket sTR4 AM4
Integrated GPU No No


Cores 16 8
Threads 32 16
Base Frequency 3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4 GHz 4.3 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 34x 37x
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors 9.6 billions 4.8 billions
Fabrication Process 14 nm 12 nm
TDP 180 W 105 W
Max. temperature 68°C 85°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-2933
Memory Size 2048 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 4 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 79.47 GB/s 43.71 GB/s
EEC Support Yes Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X official page AMD Ryzen 7 2700X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 60 20

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