38points

AMD Phenom II X4 955

82points

Intel Core i7-3930K

AMD Phenom II X4 955
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Core i7-3930K

AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3930K

Why is AMD Phenom II X4 955 better than Intel Core i7-3930K?

  • 5W lower TDP
    125Wvs130W
  • 5mm narrower
    40mmvs45mm
  • 12.5mm shorter
    40mmvs52.5mm

Why is Intel Core i7-3930K better than AMD Phenom II X4 955?

  • 1.5x faster CPU speed
    6 x 3.2GHzvs4 x 3.2GHz
  • 267MHz higher ram speed
    1600MHzvs1333MHz
  • 8 more CPU threads
    12vs4
  • 13nm smaller semiconductor size
    32nmvs45nm
  • 8055 higher PassMark result
    12078vs4023
  • 29.9GB/s more memory bandwidth
    51.2GB/svs21.3GB/s
  • Has AES
  • 6MB bigger L3 cache
    12MBvs6MB

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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3930K

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.semiconductor size

45nm

32nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

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AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

3.thermal design power (TDP)

125W

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

4.number of transistors

758 million

2270 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

5.PCI Express (PCIe) version

2

2

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.

Best

Intel Core i9-7920X

44

6.width

40mm

45mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

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Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 3.2GHz

6 x 3.2GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

2MB

1.5MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.CPU threads

4

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

4.L1 cache

512KB

384KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

5.L2 core

0.5MB/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

6.L3 cache

6MB

12MB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

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Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

21.3GB/s

51.2GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Intel Xeon E5504

192.2GB/s

2.RAM speed

1333MHz

1600MHz

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

3.memory channels

2

4

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

Intel Atom x5-Z8350

12.8

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Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3930K

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 Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3930K

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 Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3930K

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.SSE version

4

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 i7-9800X

4.2

5.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3930K

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

6.Has MMX
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-3930K

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

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Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

4023

12078

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.GeekBench result

6130

15685

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)

Best

Intel Core i7-6950X

51251

3.performance per watt

49

121

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

Best

Intel Core i5-7200U

553.3

4.PassMark result (single)

1121

1949

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

5.Cinebench 10 result

13242

30453

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.

Best

Intel Core i7-4960X

38726

6.DivX encoding result

44s

22.5s

This benchmark tests to see how quickly the CPU can encode a DivX video using the XMPEG program.

Best

Intel Core i7-4960X

18.7s

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