AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X: 16C/32T @ 3.4GHz perf leak

AMD's next-gen Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X performance tease: Xeon like performance.

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Today is a new day, and that means new Ryzen ThreadRipper leaks: with some news of AMD's upcoming flagship Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X processor throwing up its fists in a Geekbench database war with Intel's latest and greatest Core and Xeon CPUs.

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This time, we're looking at the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X which is AMD's flagship 16C/32T processor with a base clock of 3.4GHz. We should expect boost CPU clocks of 3.6GHz, while XFR will take it to 3.8GHz. There'll be 32MB of L3 cache, and 8MB of L2 cache for a total of 40MB. But we're here for the performance numbers, right? In the single-core test on Geekbench, the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X scored 4074, but compared to Intel's new Core i9-7900X with 10C/20T of performance - the 1950X gets thrashed, with the 7900X hitting 5403.

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But no one is going to be buying AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs for their single-core performance, so moving onto the Geekbench multi-core score on the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X we have 26,768 - which is a much better result, and closer to the 33,945 that the Core i9-7900X scores. AMD will surely have many more optimizations to make to its Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs and the upcoming X399 chipset, but for now Intel is in the lead by a massive margin. Somewhere that AMD can destroy Intel is on price... something Intel seems to be happy keeping a premium on.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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