51points

AMD Opteron 6238

86points

Intel Core i7-3960X

AMD Opteron 6238
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Intel Core i7-3960X
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24 facts in comparison

AMD Opteron 6238 vs Intel Core i7-3960X

AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X
51
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86
points

Why is AMD Opteron 6238 better than Intel Core i7-3960X?

  • 15W lower TDP
    115Wvs130W
  • Has FMA4
  • Supports ECC memory
  • 2.5mm shorter
    50mmvs52.5mm

Why is Intel Core i7-3960X better than AMD Opteron 6238?

  • 0.7GHz higher turbo clock speed
    3.9GHzvs3.2GHz
  • Has an unlocked multiplier
  • Uses hyperthreading technology
  • 1.17MB/core more L3 cache per core
    2.5MB/corevs1.33MB/core
  • 5mm narrower
    45mmvs50mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X

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.

2.thermal design power (TDP)

115W

130W

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.

Best

Intel Atom E3805

3W

3.height

50mm

52.5mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

4.width

50mm

45mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

Performance

1.CPU speed

12 x 2.6GHz

6 x 3.3GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

16MB

1.5MB

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.L1 cache

768KB

384KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

4.L2 core

1.33MB/core

0.25MB/core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

Best

Intel Core i5-4200Y

2.5MB/core

5.CPU threads

12

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

6.L3 cache

16MB

15MB

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

Memory

1.RAM speed

1600MHz

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

2.Supports ECC memory
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X

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.

2.Has dynamic frequency scaling
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

3.Has AES
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

5.SSE version

4.2

4.2

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.

Best

Intel Core i3-9350KF

4.2

6.Has NX bit
AMD Opteron 6238
Intel Core i7-3960X

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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