Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition
Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition
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Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition review: 50 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

4 x 2.7GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 32 x 3GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X: 2933MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
8
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X: 12nm

5. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB

6. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
650MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz

7. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
256KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 2250KB

8. 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.
Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition
97% have it

9. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
7510
Intel Xeon W-2195: 26470

10. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition
56% have it

11. thermal design power (TDP)

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.
55W
Intel Atom E3805: 3W

12. turbo clock speed

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
3.7GHz
Intel Core i5-7200U: 3100GHz

13. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
0.25MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core

14. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
25.6GB/s
Intel Xeon E5504: 192.2GB/s

15. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)
9569
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251

16. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition
79% have it

17. Has an unlocked multiplier

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition
11% have it

18. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
8MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64MB

19. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10.1
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE: 12.1

20. 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.
Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition
88% have it

21. Uses hyperthreading technology

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.
Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition
57% have it

22. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Atom x5-Z8350: 12.8

23. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition
94% have it

24. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
995 million
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 9600 million

25. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
2MB/core
Intel Core i9-7960X: 22MB/core

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