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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X vs Threadripper 1950X

We compared two 16-core desktop CPUs: the 3.5 GHz AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X against the 3.4 GHz Threadripper 1950X. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

NanoReview Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Consumption
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 1950X and 2950X
Advantages of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
  • Newer - released 1 year and 1 month later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 12 versus 14 nanometers
  • 10% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4 GHz)
  • Around 7.95 GB/s (10%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth


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 2950X and Threadripper 1950X


Vendor AMD AMD
Released August 31, 2018 August 10, 2017
Launch price 899 USD 999 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Zen+ Zen
Socket sTR4 sTR4
Integrated GPU No No


Cores 16 16
Threads 32 32
Base Frequency 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.4 GHz 4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 35x 34x
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 32MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


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

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 2048 GB 2048 GB
Max. Memory Channels 4 4
Max. Memory Bandwidth 87.42 GB/s 79.47 GB/s
EEC Support Yes Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X official page AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 60 60

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