Intel Core i7-3820
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Top specs and features

Intel Core i7-3820: 27 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2. RAM speed

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

3. semiconductor size

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

4. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

5. L2 cache

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

6. 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.

7. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

8. 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.

9. DirectX version

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

10. 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 i7-3820
46% have it

11. 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 i7-3820
87% have it

12. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-3820
71% have it

13. number of transistors

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

14. L3 cache

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

15. PCI Express (PCIe) version

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.

16. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i7-3820
89% have it

17. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

18. OpenGL version

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

19. 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 i7-3820
95% have it

20. 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.

21. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Intel Core i7-3820
97% have it

22. height

23. bus transfer rate

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

24. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i7-3820
78% have it

25. Has AVX

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
Intel Core i7-3820
63% have it

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