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Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Core i7-4960X
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Intel Core i7-4960X review: 45 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

6 x 3.6GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 32 x 3GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1866MHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 2933MHz

3. CPU threads

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

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
22nm
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 12nm

5. L2 cache

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

6. L1 cache

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

7. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
14162
Intel Xeon W-2195: 26470

8. 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 i7-4960X
96% have it

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

10. 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

11. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-4960X
79% have it

12. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)
22113
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251

13. 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 i7-4960X
88% have it

14. L3 cache

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

15. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i7-4960X
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

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 i7-4960X
57% have it

18. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1860 million
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 9600 million

19. Has Tri-Gate transistors

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.
Intel Core i7-4960X
32% 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

21. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
2093
Intel Core i3-7350K: 2625

22. PassMark result (overclocked)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.
15498
Intel Core i7-5960X: 18948

23. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Intel Core i7-4960X
94% have it

24. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i7-4960X
95% have it

25. 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

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