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Intel Core i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
Top 22%1,641 points
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Top 73%577 points
Top 73%
Intel Core i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
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Intel Core i7-3930K vs AMD Phenom II X4 955: 35 facts in comparison

1. total clock speed

1.5x faster CPU clock speed.
6 x 3.2GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 32 x 3GHz
4 x 3.2GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 2933MHz
1333MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
12
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64
4

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 12nm
45nm

5. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1.5MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB
2MB

6. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
384KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 2250KB
512KB

7. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
12078
Intel Xeon W-2195: 26470
4023

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 i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
96% have it

9. 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.
130W
Intel Atom E3805: 3W
125W

10. 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
0.5MB/core

11. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
51.2GB/s
Intel Xeon E5504: 192.2GB/s
21.3GB/s

12. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
79% have it

13. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)
15685
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251
6130

14. 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 i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
10% have it

15. 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 i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
88% have it

16. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
12MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64MB
6MB

17. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
94% have it

18. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4
Intel Atom x5-Z8350: 12.8
2

19. 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 i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
57% have it

20. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
2270 million
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 9600 million
758 million

21. 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.
2
Intel Core i9-7920X: 44
2

22. 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
1.5MB/core

23. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
1949
Intel Core i3-7350K: 2625
1121

24. PassMark result (overclocked)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.
14362
Intel Core i7-5960X: 18948
4754

25. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Intel Core i7-3930K
AMD Phenom II X4 955
94% have it

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