AMD Threadripper 1950X vs Intel i9 7960X

With the confirmation of AMD Threadripper technical specifications coming to market in August, AMD has outlined what promises to be an interesting consumer dispute that seeks high-tech and superior performance on their computers.

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What attracts attention are the competitive prices of AMD’s 16-core super processors compared to Intel’s already announced figures for the i9 7960X processor, which also offers 16 cores and will reach the market costing $ 900 more than its competitor (R $ 2,890, in direct conversion without taxes).

 

Specifications: Threadripper 1950X

Both processors have 16 cores and 32 threads. In terms of speed, according to AMD, the processor operates between 3.4 and 4.0 GHz. The Intel Core most similar to the announcement of AMD is the i9 7900X model, which adds ten cores, and has speeds between 3.3 and 4.3 GHz. an accuracy of the 7960X have not yet been revealed by Intel.
The advantage of the AMD processor lies in the CPU’s ability to operate with 60 PCIe lines in contrast to the 44 supported on all i9s launched by Intel to date. This is important because it is through PCIe interfaces that the user installs video cards, high-performance SSDs, and other specialized peripherals in cases of computers with the more professional application.

Performance: tie

At the moment, there are no independent comparisons between the two CPUs that can safely determine which of the two is better and therefore the fairer result is even the draw, no matter how clues point the AMD super processor as the winner. If AMD numbers are realistic, Threadripper has considerable processing advantages by powering multiple cores.
This may be due to a feature created by AMD on Ryzen processors, of which Threadripper is a part: SMB intelligently applies idle portions of the CPU to improve performance in applications that take advantage of multiple processing cores.

Compatibility: tie

Both Threadripper and i9 require the consumer to invest in new hardware. At the very least, you will need to purchase a new motherboard: in the case of AMD, unlike the socket AM4 used by all Ryzen, the Threadripper fits into the new TR4 platform. Intel repeats the same approach: the i9, and in fact any processor in the Extreme series, needs an LGA 2066 socket.


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