49points

Intel Core i5-2390T

86points

Intel Core i7-3960X

Intel Core i5-2390T
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Intel Core i5-2390T vs Intel Core i7-3960X

Intel Core i5-2390T
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i5-2390T
Intel Core i7-3960X
49
points
86
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Why is Intel Core i5-2390T better than Intel Core i7-3960X?

  • 95W lower TDP
    35Wvs130W
  • Has integrated graphics
  • Has Intel Quick Sync Video
  • 7.5mm narrower
    37.5mmvs45mm
  • 15mm shorter
    37.5mmvs52.5mm

Why is Intel Core i7-3960X better than Intel Core i5-2390T?

  • 3.67x faster CPU speed
    6 x 3.3GHzvs2 x 2.7GHz
  • 267MHz higher ram speed
    1600MHzvs1333MHz
  • 8 more CPU threads
    12vs4
  • 1MB bigger L2 cache
    1.5MBvs0.5MB
  • 256KB bigger L1 cache
    384KBvs128KB
  • 8719 higher PassMark result
    12796vs4077
  • 0.4GHz higher turbo clock speed
    3.9GHzvs3.5GHz
  • 30.2GB/s more memory bandwidth
    51.2GB/svs21GB/s

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i5-2390T
Intel Core i7-3960X

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.DirectX version

10.1

10.1

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE

12.1

3.semiconductor size

32nm

32nm

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

4.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.

Best

Intel Atom E3805

3W

5.number of transistors

995 million

2270 million

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

6.PCI Express (PCIe) version

2

2

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

Best

Intel Core i9-7920X

44

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.7GHz

6 x 3.3GHz

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.L1 cache

128KB

384KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

4.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

5.CPU threads

4

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

6.L3 cache

3MB

15MB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

21GB/s

51.2GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Intel Xeon E5504

192.2GB/s

2.RAM speed

1333MHz

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

3.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

4.bus transfer rate

5GT/s

5GT/s

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

Best

Intel Xeon Gold 5115

10.4GT/s

5.maximum memory size

32GB

64GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Intel Xeon E7-8830

4096GB

Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i5-2390T
Intel Core i7-3960X

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 i5-2390T
Intel Core i7-3960X

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 i5-2390T
Intel Core i7-3960X

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i5-2390T
Intel Core i7-3960X

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

5.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 i3-9350KF

4.2

6.Has NX bit
Intel Core i5-2390T
Intel Core i7-3960X

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

4077

12796

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

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.GeekBench result

6252

16241

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2019)

Best

Intel Core i7-6950X

51251

3.PassMark result (single)

1712

2014

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

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

4.performance per watt

179

125

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

Best

Intel Core i5-7200U

553.3

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