36points

AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition

82points

Intel Core i7-3930K

AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
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20 facts in comparison

AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition vs Intel Core i7-3930K

AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K
36
points
82
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Why is AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition better than Intel Core i7-3930K?

  • 85W lower TDP
    45Wvs130W
  • 10mm narrower
    35mmvs45mm
  • 17.5mm shorter
    35mmvs52.5mm

Why is Intel Core i7-3930K better than AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition?

  • 2x faster CPU speed
    6 x 3.2GHzvs4 x 2.4GHz
  • 8 more CPU threads
    12vs4
  • 13nm smaller semiconductor size
    32nmvs45nm
  • Has AES
  • Uses hyperthreading technology
  • 0.2 higher SSE version
    4.2vs4
  • Has AVX
  • 20 higher clock multiplier
    32vs12

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
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

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

3.thermal design power (TDP)

45W

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.height

35mm

52.5mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

5.width

35mm

45mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 2.4GHz

6 x 3.2GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L1 cache

512KB

384KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

3.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

4.CPU threads

4

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

5.L2 cache

2MB

1.5MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

6.Has an unlocked multiplier
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.

Features

1.Has dynamic frequency scaling
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
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.

2.Has AES
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

3.Uses hyperthreading technology
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
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.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K

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 NX bit
AMD Phenom II X940 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-3930K

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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