86points

Intel Core i7-3960X

100points

Intel Core i7-4770K

Intel Core i7-3960X
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Intel Core i7-3960X vs Intel Core i7-4770K

Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-4770K
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-4770K

Why is Intel Core i7-3960X better than Intel Core i7-4770K?

  • 4.1s lower DivX encoding result
    22.5svs26.6s

Why is Intel Core i7-4770K better than Intel Core i7-3960X?

  • 10nm smaller semiconductor size
    22nmvs32nm
  • 46W lower TDP
    84Wvs130W
  • Has integrated graphics
  • 1 newer version of DirectX
    11.1vs10.1
  • Has Tri-Gate transistors
  • 1 newer version of PCI Express (PCIe)
    3vs2
  • 238 higher PassMark result (single)
    2252vs2014
  • 1 newer version of OpenGL
    4vs3

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General info

1.DirectX version

10.1

11.1

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE

12.1

2.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-4770K

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.

3.semiconductor size

32nm

22nm

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

4.thermal design power (TDP)

130W

84W

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

2270 million

1400 million

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

6.OpenGL version

3

4

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

Best

Intel Core i5-9600K

4.5

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Performance

1.CPU speed

6 x 3.3GHz

4 x 3.5GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

1.5MB

1MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.CPU threads

12

8

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

4.L1 cache

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

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

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.maximum memory bandwidth

51.2GB/s

25.6GB/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

1600MHz

1600MHz

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

3.memory channels

4

2

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

Best

Intel Atom x5-Z8350

12.8

4.maximum memory size

64GB

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Intel Xeon E7-8830

4096GB

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Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-4770K

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 i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-4770K

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 i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-4770K

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.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 i7-9800X

4.2

5.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-4770K

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

6.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-4770K

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

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Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

12796

10166

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

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.GeekBench result

16241

14371

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

Best

Intel Core i7-6950X

51251

3.performance per watt

125

155

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

4.PassMark result (single)

2014

2252

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

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

5.Cinebench 10 result

31491

28623

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

Best

Intel Core i7-4960X

38726

6.SysMark 2012 result

241

252

SysMark 2012 result for overall CPU performance.

Best

Intel Core i7-980X

257

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