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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x Processor is Still Going Strong Now

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The AMD Threadripper 1950x is a high-end desktop computer processor, which has sixteen cores and thirty-two threads. This processor was launched in August 2017. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x processor belongs to the AMD Ryzen Threadripper lineup.

The detailed information about its performance, TDP, socket type, Frequency, comparison with other processors, and every specification will be discussed in this article. The Pros and cons of the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor will also be mention.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor is the best high end desktop processor lineup from AMD. Threadripper CPUs support x399 chipset. So these processors require x399 motherboards.

The various type of benchmark tests results and reports of the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor is given in this article. All types of questions that are generally asked about the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor will be answered in this content.





Full specification of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x processor

The AMD Threadripper 1950x processor consists of 9,600 million transistors of 14 nm node. It has SP3r2 type socket (tr4 socket). This processors Zen architecture. The core count of this processor is 12. It also has 24 threads. The AMD Threadripper 1950x processor supports quad channel memory interface DDR4 type memory.

It comes with 96k of L1 cache (per core), 512k of L2 cache (per core), and 32MB of L3 cache. Its PCI express connection type is Gen 3 (PCIe 3.0).

The AMD Threadripper 1950x processor does not come with any integrated graphics, that means, for the display you have to choose a powerful discrete graphics card. AMD is going to release RX 6000 series powerful graphics cards.

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Performance by the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor

The clock speed of the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor is 3.4 GHz, which can give you an ultimate level of desktop processor performance. The base clock of this processor is 100 MHz. It also has a boost clock support up to 4 GHz.

The TDP of the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor is 180 w, which means the AMD Threadripper 1950x consumes a very high amount of power for its multi threaded workloads. It requires liquid cooling type cooling solutions for maintaining the temperature.

Hardware virtualization feature is enabled on the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor, it can improve the virtual machine performance.

PassMark Benchmark score and comparison with other processors

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Analysis of the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor

The AMD Threadripper 1950x processor scores 26219 in the PassMark Benchmark test. So we can see the performance of the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor is so good for desktop multi threaded performance. It can be used for gaming and streaming. Multi-tasking performance of this processor is also impressive.

Comparison with other processors in the PassMark Benchmark test

The above CPU benchmark report shows us the result of 10 processors, which are used in this benchmark test. A higher number score means better performance. The score of the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor is 32859. So this is the best scoring processor of this benchmark test.



Then the second place is taken by the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x processor. It scores 26219 in this test. In the third position, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor delivers an impressive score of 22791 in the Benchmark test of PassMark.

After that, the Intel Core i9-9900K processor scored 18880. It ranked fourth in this test. With the score count of 18305, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor holds the fifth place. The sixth position is taken by the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, which scores 17853 in this benchmark test.

Then the seventh position is held by the Intel Core i7-9700K processor. It delivers 14611 scores in this test. Coming to the 8th place, it is the Intel Core i7-8700K processor with a score of 13893.

The next position is grabbing by the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor with a score count of 13222, which is the ninth place of this PassMark test. Coming to the tenth place, it is the Intel Core i7-4790K processor with a score of 8056.

Technical city Benchmark test and comparison with equivalent processors

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From the above report of the technical city test, you can see the performance of AMD Threadripper 1950x processor compared to the nearest equivalent competitors. A higher percentage indicates better performance.

The top-performing processor of the technical city benchmark test is the Intel Core i9-7940X processor. It delivers 102.5% performance, so this is the top position holder of this technical city test.

The 2nd position is held by the AMD Ryzen threadripper 2970WX processor. It delivers a nearly equal performance of 100.95% compared to the Intel Core i9-7940X processor. With the quality performance of 100.14%, the Intel Core i9-10920X processor holds the 3rd place.


The 4th place is taken by the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor, which delivers the performance of 100%, which is nearly equal to the Intel Core i9-10920X processor. Coming to the next processor, it is the AMD Ryzen threadripper 2920X. It gives a performance of 98.38% and held the 5th position.

The 6th place is occupied by the Intel Core i9-9920X processor. It provides the performance of 96.99%. The last place is taken by the AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT processor. It produces a nearly equal performance of 92.76% compared to the Intel Core i9-9920X processor.

Conclusion of the Technical city Benchmark test

So according to the technical city, the Intel equivalent of the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor is the Core i9-10920X, which is nearly similar in speed with 1 position higher in the technical city test of Benchmark.

Gaming Performance of AMD Threadripper 1950x Processor

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This processor has 16 cores with 32 threads. So the performance of gaming is very much impressive on this processor. You can play almost every recent games with ultra settings on this processor. The following games are tested on this processor.

Resident Evil 7, For Honor, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Night in the Woods, Sniper Elite 4, Nier: Automata, Prey, The Surge, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, What Remains of Edith Finch, Ode, Opus Magnum, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Call of Duty: WWII, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

We also tested PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, The Evil Within 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Fortnite, Celeste, Monster Hunter: World, Into the Breach, Return of the Obra Dinn, Artifact, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, BattleTech, Valorant, Red Dead Redemption 2, Half-Life: Alyx.

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Project Cars 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Dishonored 2, XCOM 2, Dark Souls III, Grand Theft Auto V, Hitman, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Alien: Isolation, Her Story, League of Legends, Titanfall 2, Portal, Minecraft, Braid, Cities: Skylines, Rocket League, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Crusader Kings 3, etc.

Threadripper 1950X Awards

Threadripper 1950X received CES Innovation awards in the year of 2018. The main competitor of this Processor from AMD was Intel’s i9 7900x. Both processors were priced at $999 at the time of launch, but AMD Threadripper 1950X won based on its performance by votes of users.

Actually since the release of Ryzen series processors, AMD is taking upper hand over Intel by a long run. Specially with their high core processors and great per core performance, still keeping TDP lower than Intel’s process at a price point lower than similar processor of Intel. And also in 2020, they are continuing this trend.

Pros and cons of the AMD Threadripper 1950x processor

Pros

  • The gaming performance is very impressive.
  • The core count is very high.
  • Impressive base clock performance.
  • Amazing boost frequency speed.
  • Excellent multi threaded performance

Cons

  • The price is not reasonable.
  • 180W power is needed.
  • No stock cooler not provided needs an aftermarket cooler.

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Price of this processor

Since this processor is more older than 3 years, you can get this in really cheap rate, compared to current modern-day processors. Amazon.com is selling this for around $685 from their store. Newegg dont have any ready to ship processor in their stock.

Ebay.com has some good stock listed there starting from $530. If you can grab one such processor from the ebay in perfect working condition, it can be a steal deal in the price point. All the new 29xx series price starts from $1000+ minimum.

Now the price difference can be a good start to get other Desktop Computer Components like Graphics card etc. If you are building a Mid Range enthusiast PC, this will be a good card to get. Sure the  Threadripper 1950X is a bit older but that dont make the usefulness of this processor moot.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X vs 1950X

This is a twelve core and twenty-four thread desktop processor with hyperthreading technology. It has a TR4 type socket with zen architecture. The base clock speed is 3.5 GHz and the boost clock speed is 4 GHz.

The TDP is 180W and it has a 14nm technology process. The AMD Ryzen threadripper 1920x was released in 2017 but still, it is a popular processor for its high performance in every workload. It supports DDR4 quad channel memory. Hardware virtualization is available for the AMD Ryzen threadripper 1920x processor.

In comparison with Threadripper 1950X this processor performs a bit slower, mainly due to the fast this is a 12 Core processor whereas Threadripper 1950X is a 16 Core processor. Nonetheless both the processors can be used for mid range gaming PC effectively.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

This is a sixteen core and thirty-two thread desktop processor with hyperthreading technology. The socket type of this processor is TR4. The base clock of this processor is 3.5 GHz and the turbo clock frequency is 4.4 GHz. This processor has a TDP of 180W. This processor has a 12nm technology process with zen arcgitecture.

The memory support of this processor is the DDR4 quad channel type. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950x was released in 2018 but still, this is so much popular due to its performance. It can deliver the ultimate performance in every type of workload. This processor has a hardware virtualization feature, which can improve the performance of this processor.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900x is an eight-core and sixteen thread desktop processor. The socket type of this processor is TR4. It has hyperthreading technology. This processor has a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4 GHz. It has a TDP of 125W. This processor is based on the 14nm technology process.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900x processor was launched in 2017 with zen architecture. It also has DDR4 quad channel type memory support. Hardware virtualization is available, so it can improve the performance of this processor. This is the first processor from the AMD Ryzen Threadripper lineup.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is a thirty-two core and sixty-four thread desktop processor. This processor has a TR4 type socket. Hyperthreading technology is available for this processor. It has 3 GHz of base frequency and 4.2 GHz of turbo frequency. This processor has a TDP of 250W. This processor is based on the Zen architecture with a 12nm technology process.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor was released in 2018. It has a DDR4 quad-channel type of memory support. This is one of the best processors from AMD. This processor can deliver a super performance by its 32 cores and 64 threads. Hardware virtualization feature can increase the machine performance.

Frequently asked questions about 1950x

What should I use to cool my Ryzen 7 1700X?

If you want an air cooler for your CPU, Noctua NH-D15 is a good option. If you want liquid cooling then according to your budget, you can go with any of these liquid coolers.

1.NZXT Kraken X62
2.Corsair H60
3.DeepCool Captain 240EX
4.CoolerMaster G100M




Is the AMD Threadripper overkill for gaming?

Yes. It has a lot of cores and threads. But for gaming, you don’t need that much of cores and threads. So for gaming, you can go with any Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 processor.

How to build a PC for gaming and for deep learning?

For deep learning and gaming, you will need a powerful computer. You can go with an eight-core processor from Ryzen 7 lineup and a powerful graphics card like RTX 3080. You also need a good liquid cooler for overclocking the CPU. A powerful SMPS and a gaming pc case is necessary for a powerful gaming pc. You will need all of these above-mentioned parts to build a pc for gaming and deep learning.

Is the AMD Ryzen 5 processor noisy?

The processor does not generate any noise. The cooler generates the noise. This is very little noise, you can’t hear it on the normal day time. If your cooler generates too much noise then you have to change your cooler.

Which desktop CPU has the highest number of cores?

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has the highest number of cores. It has 64 cores with 128 threads. The TDP of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processors is 280W. The price of this processor in the USA is $3,599.

Will there be a mobile AMD Threadripper?

Threadripper is a power-hungry processor. The size of this processor is also big compared to the other processors, it required an advanced level cooling. So a mobile threadripper processor is not possible to come.

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Is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor good for gaming?

Yes, this processor can deliver a good gaming performance. It has 16 cores and 32 threads with hyperthreading technology. It can run all the most modern games. Some example of games which can be played with this processor.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Dishonored 2, etc

Is a ThreadRipper a good CPU for CFD?

The minimum requirement for CFD is an 8 core processor. Threadripper processor has 16 cores with 32 threads. So threadripper is a perfect CPU for CFD.

What are the specifications of the AMD Ryzen 4800U?

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U is a laptop processor. It has version 3 pcie lanes. The core count of 4800U is 8 and the thread count is 16. Its base frequency is 1.8 GHz and boost frequency is 4.2 GHz. It has a 7nm technology process. TDP of this processor is 25W, it comes with an integrated GPU of 8 cores.

Do all Ryzen CPUs use the same socket?

Yes, all Ryzen (Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, Ryzen 9) CPU has the same AM4 type socket. This backward compatibility helps a lot for the AMD users who try to buy separate processors over time keeping the same motherboard for their system.

Conclusion of 1950x processor

We have discussed every detail of the 1950x processor in this content. We also discussed the performance, the specifications, and the gaming performance of this processor in this article. We can see from the above benchmark test report, that the 1950x CPU is a very powerful processor for all types of workload including gaming and rendering. The AMD Ryzen threadripper lineup is for the power users.




If you are an enthusiast gamer or a high performance seeking user, then this threadripper lineup will be a great choice for you. You can pair this processor with the upcoming powerful AMD RX 6000 series graphics cards. These cards will come with the new RDNA2 architecture. So you can get the ultimate performance with a combination of threadripper and RX 6000 from AMD.

In this article, we also answered some interesting questions about this threadripper processor. We will update more information about this processor, for that stay tuned with us. If you have any questions and queries, if you need more information about this processor, then leave a comment below. We will reply as soon as possible.

Content Sources :  

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X PassMark, Tech Power Up, Technical City.

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