41points

AMD Phenom II X4 965

96points

Intel Core i7-4960X

AMD Phenom II X4 965
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i7-4960X

AMD Phenom II X4 965
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Intel Core i7-4960X
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96
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Why is AMD Phenom II X4 965 better than Intel Core i7-4960X?

  • 5W lower TDP
    125Wvs130W
  • Has an unlocked multiplier

Why is Intel Core i7-4960X better than AMD Phenom II X4 965?

  • 1.59x faster CPU speed
    6 x 3.6GHzvs4 x 3.4GHz
  • 533MHz higher ram speed
    1866MHzvs1333MHz
  • 8 more CPU threads
    12vs4
  • 23nm smaller semiconductor size
    22nmvs45nm
  • 9856 higher PassMark result
    14162vs4306
  • 9MB bigger L3 cache
    15MBvs6MB
  • 15642 higher GeekBench result (multi-core)
    22113vs6471
  • Has AES

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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Intel Core i7-4960X

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

22nm

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

Best

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

1860 million

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

5.Has RdRand
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Intel Core i7-4960X

RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.

6.height

40mm

37.5mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 3.4GHz

6 x 3.6GHz

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.L1 cache

512KB

384KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

4.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

5.CPU threads

4

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

6.L3 cache

6MB

15MB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

Memory

1.RAM speed

1333MHz

1866MHz

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

2.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

Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Intel Core i7-4960X

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 965
Intel Core i7-4960X

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 965
Intel Core i7-4960X

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Intel Core i7-4960X

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

5.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 i3-9350KF

4.2

6.Has Tri-Gate transistors
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Intel Core i7-4960X

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

4306

14162

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

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.GeekBench result

6471

22113

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2019)

Best

Intel Core i7-6950X

51251

3.PassMark result (single)

1195

2093

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

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

4.Cinebench 10 result

14012

38726

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

Best

Intel Core i7-4960X

38726

5.DivX encoding result

43s

18.7s

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

6.PassMark result (overclocked)

4903

15498

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.

Best

Intel Core i7-5960X

18948

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