AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X vs Intel Xeon W-3235

Compare AMD Ryzen Threadripper 16 core CPU vs Intel Xeon W 12 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

93 %
93 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

64 %
69 %
7% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

104 %
1% slightly better multitasking score
102 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

111 %
5% slightly better heavy workload score
105 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

16% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

13% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

180 W
180 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

49% significantly more memory channels

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

68th of 1,326
70th of 1,326


The product line

Ryzen Threadripper
Xeon W

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2017
May 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen Threadripper 1950X vs Xeon W-3235 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X beats the Xeon W-3235 in overall performance. Despite this, the Xeon W-3235 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has slightly more cores with 16 compared to the Xeon W-3235 that has 12. It also has more threads than the Xeon W-3235.

Our database shows that the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Xeon W-3235.

Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X over the Xeon W-3235.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and the Xeon W-3235, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.


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