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Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
Top 15%3,465 points
Top 15%
Top 54%1,860 points
Top 54%
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
Top specs and features

Intel Core i7-3960X vs Intel Xeon E3-1240: 33 facts in comparison

1. total clock speed

50% faster CPU clock speed.
6 x 3.3GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 32 x 3GHz
4 x 3.3GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X: 2933MHz
1333MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
12
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64
8

4. semiconductor size

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

5. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1.5MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB
1MB

6. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
384KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 2250KB
256KB

7. 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 i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
97% have it

8. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
12796
Intel Xeon W-2195: 26470
8324

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
80W

10. 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.
3.9GHz
Intel Core i5-7200U: 3100GHz
3.4GHz

11. 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
0.25MB/core

12. 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
21GB/s

13. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
79% have it

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 i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
11% have it

15. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
15MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64MB
8MB

16. 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 i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
88% have it

17. 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 i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
57% 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. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
94% have it

20. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
2.5MB/core
Intel Core i9-7960X: 22MB/core
2MB/core

21. number of transistors

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

22. 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
3

23. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
2014
Intel Core i3-7350K: 2625
1879

24. PassMark result (overclocked)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.
14915
Intel Core i7-5960X: 18948
9869

25. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
64GB
Intel Xeon E7-8830: 4096GB
32GB

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