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AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
Top 82%373 points
Top 82%
Top 22%1,625 points
Top 22%
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
Top specs and features

AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition vs Intel Core i7-3930K: 20 facts in comparison

1. total clock speed

2x faster CPU clock speed.
4 x 2.4GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 32 x 3GHz
6 x 3.2GHz

2. CPU threads

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

3. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
45nm
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X: 12nm
32nm

4. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
2MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB
1.5MB

5. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
512KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 2250KB
384KB

6. 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 Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
97% have it

7. 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.
45W
Intel Atom E3805: 3W
130W

8. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
0.5MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core
0.25MB/core

9. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
79% have it

10. 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 Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
11% have it

11. 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 Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
88% have it

12. 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 Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
57% have it

13. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
94% have it

14. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
94% have it

15. SSE version

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.
4
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X: 4.2
4.2

16. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
95% have it

17. Has AVX

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
79% have it

18. height

17.5mm shorter.
35mm
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual: 11mm
52.5mm

19. clock multiplier

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
12
Intel Core i7-4870HQ: 47
32

20. width

10mm narrower.
35mm
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual: 11mm
45mm

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