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AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
Top 66%705 points
Top 66%
Top 19%1,693 points
Top 19%
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
Top specs and features

AMD A8-5550M vs Intel Core i7-3960X: 29 facts in comparison

1. total clock speed

2.36x faster CPU clock speed.
4 x 2.1GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 32 x 3GHz
6 x 3.3GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X: 2933MHz
1600MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64
12

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X: 12nm
32nm

5. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB
1.5MB

6. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
192KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 2250KB
384KB

7. Supports 64-bit

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
96% have it

8. thermal design power (TDP)

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
35W
Intel Atom E3805: 3W
130W

9. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
56% have it

10. turbo clock speed

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
3.1GHz
Intel Core i5-7200U: 3100GHz
3.9GHz

11. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
1MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core
0.25MB/core

12. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
79% have it

13. Has an unlocked multiplier

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
10% have it

14. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
11.1
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE: 12.1
10.1

15. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
88% have it

16. Uses hyperthreading technology

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
57% have it

17. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Atom x5-Z8350: 12.8
4

18. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
94% have it

19. PCI Express (PCIe) version

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
2
Intel Core i9-7920X: 44
2

20. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
94% have it

21. Has FMA4

FMA4 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
11% have it

22. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
4.2
Intel Core i7-8086K: 4.5
3

23. Has F16C

F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
58% have it

24. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
95% have it

25. Has FMA3

FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD A8-5550M
Intel Core i7-3960X
44% have it

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