86points

Intel Core i7-3960X

45points

Intel Xeon E3-1240

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Intel Core i7-3960X vs Intel Xeon E3-1240

Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240
86
points
45
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Why is Intel Core i7-3960X better than Intel Xeon E3-1240?

  • Has an unlocked multiplier

Why is Intel Xeon E3-1240 better than Intel Core i7-3960X?

  • 50W lower TDP
    80Wvs130W
  • 1 newer version of PCI Express (PCIe)
    3vs2
  • 15mm shorter
    37.5mmvs52.5mm
  • 7.5mm narrower
    37.5mmvs45mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240

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

32nm

32nm

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

3.thermal design power (TDP)

130W

80W

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

2270 million

2270 million

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

5.PCI Express (PCIe) version

2

3

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.

Best

Intel Core i9-7920X

44

6.height

52.5mm

37.5mm

Best

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

Performance

1.CPU speed

6 x 3.3GHz

4 x 3.3GHz

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.L1 cache

384KB

256KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

4.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

5.CPU threads

12

8

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

6.L3 cache

15MB

8MB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

51.2GB/s

21GB/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

1333MHz

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.bus transfer rate

5GT/s

5GT/s

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

Best

Intel Xeon Gold 5115

10.4GT/s

5.maximum memory size

64GB

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Intel Xeon E7-8830

4096GB

Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240

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 Xeon E3-1240

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 Xeon E3-1240

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240

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

5.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 i3-9350KF

4.2

6.Has NX bit
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1240

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

12796

8324

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

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.PassMark result (single)

2014

1879

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

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

3.PassMark result (overclocked)

14915

9869

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

Best

Intel Core i7-5960X

18948

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