AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is 50% faster than Intel's direct competitor – the i9-7900X
In their latest product update video published on Youtube, AMD unveiled information on the availability and pricing for two enthusiast Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, as well as for two of the entry-level Ryzen 3 CPUs (no pricing for these, though).
The Threadripper CPUs will begin shipping in early August, while the Ryzen 3 models will be available starting July 27. The specs and prices for these CPUs are as follows:
- Ryzen Threadripper 1950X: 16-cores, 32-threads, 3.4/4.0GHz (base/boost clock), $999
- Ryzen Threadripper 1920X: 12-cores, 24-threads, 3.5/4.0GHz (base/boost clock), $799
- Ryzen 3 1300X: 4-cores, 4-threads, 3.5/3.7GHz (base/boost clock)
- Ryzen 3 1200: 4-cores, 4-threads, 3.1/3.4GHz (base/boost clock)
The video also presents a comparison between the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPU and Intel’s Core i9-7900X. AMD’s 12-core CPU beats Intel’s 10-core by a score of 2,400 to 2,100 in Cinebench R15. Worth noting here is the price of these two CPUs: AMD’s 1920X costs $799, while Intel’s i9-7900X costs $999. The direct competitor (price-wise) for Intel’s CPU would be AMD’s 1950X, which manages to score almost 50% higher in Cinebench R15, with its 3,000+ score. If we are to find a direct competitor (performance-wise) for AMD’s 1950X CPU, that would probably be Intel’s i9-7960X, but this one costs almost 60% more, currently selling for $1,699. These are not really conclusive tests, but still, the performance discrepancies are there.