79points

Intel Core i3-6100E

96points

Intel Core i7-4960X

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

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

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

  • 8nm smaller semiconductor size
    14nmvs22nm
  • 95W lower TDP
    35Wvs130W
  • Has integrated graphics
  • Has F16C
  • Has FMA3
  • Supports ECC memory
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video
  • 9.5mm shorter
    28mmvs37.5mm

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

  • 4x faster CPU speed
    6 x 3.6GHzvs2 x 2.7GHz
  • 8 more CPU threads
    12vs4
  • 1MB bigger L2 cache
    1.5MBvs0.5MB
  • 256KB bigger L1 cache
    384KBvs128KB
  • 12MB bigger L3 cache
    15MBvs3MB
  • 2 more memory channels
    4vs2
  • 1MB/core more L3 cache per core
    2.5MB/corevs1.5MB/core
  • 510million more transistors
    1860 millionvs1350 million

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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i3-6100E
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

14nm

22nm

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

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AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

3.thermal design power (TDP)

35W

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.

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3W

4.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

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

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

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

RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.

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Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.7GHz

6 x 3.6GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

0.5MB

1.5MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.CPU threads

4

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

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

0.26MB/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 i3-6100E
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.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i3-6100E
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
Intel Core i3-6100E
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
Intel Core i3-6100E
Intel Core i7-4960X

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

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

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

6.SSE version

4.2

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 i7-9800X

4.2

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