79points

Intel Core i3-6100

96points

Intel Core i7-4960X

Intel Core i3-6100
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Intel Core i3-6100 vs Intel Core i7-4960X

Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i7-4960X

Why is Intel Core i3-6100 better than Intel Core i7-4960X?

  • 8nm smaller semiconductor size
    14nmvs22nm
  • 79W lower TDP
    51Wvs130W
  • Has integrated graphics
  • Has F16C
  • Has FMA3
  • Supports ECC memory
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video

Why is Intel Core i7-4960X better than Intel Core i3-6100?

  • 2.92x faster CPU speed
    6 x 3.6GHzvs2 x 3.7GHz
  • 8 more CPU threads
    12vs4
  • 1MB bigger L2 cache
    1.5MBvs0.5MB
  • 256KB bigger L1 cache
    384KBvs128KB
  • 8668 higher PassMark result
    14162vs5494
  • 12MB bigger L3 cache
    15MBvs3MB
  • 2 more memory channels
    4vs2
  • 1MB/core more L3 cache per core
    2.5MB/corevs1.5MB/core

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General info

1.semiconductor size

14nm

22nm

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

2.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i3-6100
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.

3.thermal design power (TDP)

51W

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.Has integrated graphics
Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i7-4960X

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.number of transistors

1350 million

1860 million

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

6.Has RdRand
Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i7-4960X

RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.

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Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 3.7GHz

6 x 3.6GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.CPU threads

4

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

3.L2 cache

0.5MB

1.5MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

4.L1 cache

128KB

384KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

5.L2 core

0.25MB/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

3MB

15MB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

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Memory

1.RAM speed

2133MHz

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

3.Supports ECC memory
Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i7-4960X

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

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Features

1.Has AES
Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i7-4960X

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

2.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Intel Core i3-6100
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.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i3-6100
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.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i7-4960X

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

5.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i7-4960X

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

6.Has NX bit
Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Core i7-4960X

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

5494

14162

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

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.PassMark result (single)

2058

2093

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

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

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