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Intel Core i7-3960X
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Top 19%1,709 points
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Top 68%684 points
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Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850
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Intel Core i7-3960X vs Intel Xeon E7-8850: 30 facts in comparison

1. total clock speed

1.01% faster CPU clock speed.
6 x 3.3GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 32 x 3GHz
10 x 2GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 2933MHz
1333MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
12
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64
20

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 12nm
32nm

5. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1.5MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB
2.56MB

6. 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 E7-8850
96% have it

7. 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
130W

8. 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
2.4GHz

9. 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
0.26MB/core

10. 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
102GB/s

11. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850
79% have it

12. 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 E7-8850
10% have it

13. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
15MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64MB
24MB

14. 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 E7-8850
88% have it

15. 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 E7-8850
94% have it

16. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4
Intel Atom x5-Z8350: 12.8
4

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 E7-8850
57% have it

18. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
2270 million
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 9600 million
2600 million

19. 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
2.4MB/core

20. 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
2

21. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850
94% have it

22. maximum memory size

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

23. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850
95% have it

24. SSE version

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.
4.2
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 4.2
4.2

25. Has AVX

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850
78% have it

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