The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz
3. CPU threads
More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 48
4. semiconductor size
A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
MediaTek Helio X30: 10nm
5. L1 cache
A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
AMD Opteron 6180 SE: 1536KB
6. L2 cache
A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
AMD Opteron 6380: 16MB
7. L2 core
More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core
8. GeekBench result
This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
Intel Core i7-4960X: 22113
9. DirectX version
DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
AMD A10-7870K: 12
10. Has integrated graphics
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
68% have it
11. number of transistors
A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
Nvidia Tegra K1 (64-bit): 7100 million
12. 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.
84% have it
13. Has AES
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
65% have it
14. memory channels
More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
Intel Core i7-3960X: 4
15. L3 cache
A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 60MB
16. L3 core
More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4: 15MB/core
17. OpenGL version
OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
AMD A10-7860K: 4.5
18. OpenCL version
Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.
Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5: 2
19. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
88% have it
20. front-end width
The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
Apple A9X: 6
21. bits executed at a time
NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 128
22. Has TrustZone
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
26% have it
23. 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.
95% have it
24. Has out-of-order execution
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
24% have it
25. OpenGL ES version
OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 3.1
26. Has NX bit
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
98% have it
27. VFP version
Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 4
28. render output units (ROPs)
The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.