84points

Intel Core i7-3940XM

96points

Intel Core i7-4960X

84points

Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

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Intel Core i7-3940XM vs Intel Core i7-4960X vs Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

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Why is Intel Core i7-3940XM better than Intel Core i7-4960X & Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition?

    Why is Intel Core i7-4960X better than Intel Core i7-3940XM & Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition?

      Why is Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition better than Intel Core i7-3940XM & Intel Core i7-4960X?

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        General info

        1.Supports 64-bit
        Intel Core i7-3940XM
        Intel Core i7-4960X
        Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

        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

        22nm

        22nm

        22nm

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

        Best

        AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

        12nm

        3.thermal design power (TDP)

        55W

        130W

        55W

        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

        4.number of transistors

        1200 million

        1860 million

        1200 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 i7-3940XM
        Intel Core i7-4960X
        Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

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

        6.Has RdRand
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        Intel Core i7-4960X
        Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

        RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.

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        Performance

        1.CPU speed

        4 x 3GHz

        6 x 3.6GHz

        4 x 3GHz

        Best

        AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

        32 x 3GHz

        2.L2 cache

        1MB

        1.5MB

        1MB

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

        Best

        Intel Xeon Phi 7235

        32MB

        3.CPU threads

        8

        12

        8

        More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

        Best

        AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

        64

        4.L1 cache

        256KB

        384KB

        256KB

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

        Best

        AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

        2250KB

        5.L2 core

        0.25MB/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

        6.L3 cache

        8MB

        15MB

        8MB

        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

        1600MHz

        1866MHz

        1600MHz

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

        Best

        AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

        2933MHz

        2.memory channels

        2

        4

        2

        More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

        Best

        Intel Atom x5-Z8350

        12.8

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        Features

        1.Uses hyperthreading technology
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        Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

        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 i7-3940XM
        Intel Core i7-4960X
        Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

        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 i7-3940XM
        Intel Core i7-4960X
        Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

        AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

        4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
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        Intel Core i7-4960X
        Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

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

        5.SSE version

        4.2

        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

        6.Has Tri-Gate transistors
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        Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition

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

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        Benchmarks

        1.PassMark result

        9820

        14162

        9820

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

        Best

        Intel Xeon W-2195

        26470

        2.GeekBench result

        17010

        22113

        17010

        This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)

        Best

        Intel Core i7-6950X

        51251

        3.PassMark result (single)

        2054

        2093

        2054

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

        Best

        Intel Core i3-7350K

        2625

        4.Cinebench 10 result

        25600

        38726

        25600

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

        Best

        Intel Core i7-4960X

        38726

        5.PassMark result (overclocked)

        10665

        15498

        10665

        This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.

        Best

        Intel Core i7-5960X

        18948

        6.Cinebench 11.5 result (single)

        1.6

        1.69

        1.6

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

        Best

        Intel Core i7-4790K

        2.05

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