87points

Intel Core i7-3960X

67points

Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

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Intel Core i7-3960X vs Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2
87
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67
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Why is Intel Core i7-3960X better than Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2?

  • Has an unlocked multiplier

Why is Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2 better than Intel Core i7-3960X?

  • 10nm smaller semiconductor size
    22nmvs32nm
  • 53W lower TDP
    77Wvs130W
  • Has integrated graphics
  • 0.9 newer version of DirectX
    11vs10.1
  • Has Tri-Gate transistors
  • 1 newer version of OpenGL
    4vs3
  • Has F16C
  • 0.1 newer version of OpenCL
    1.2vs1.1

Top specs and features

General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

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.DirectX version

10.1

11

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE

12.1

3.thermal design power (TDP)

130W

77W

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.Semiconductor size

32nm

22nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

5.OpenGL version

3

4

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

4.6

6.OpenCL version

1.1

1.2

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

2.2

Performance

1.CPU speed

6 x 3.3GHz

4 x 3.4GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.CPU threads

12

8

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

3.L2 cache

1.5MB

1MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

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.L3 cache

15MB

8MB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

6.L1 cache

384KB

256KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

Memory

1.RAM speed

1600MHz

1600MHz

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

2993MHz

2.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

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

5.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

6.Supports ECC memory
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

1.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

2.Has AES
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

3.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

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.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

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

5.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

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

6.Has AVX
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.

Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

12796

8902

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

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.PassMark result (single)

2014

1983

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

Best

Intel Core i9-9900K

2899

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