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Intel Core i7-4960X

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Intel Core i7-4960X review: specs and price

Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Core i7-4960X

Why is Intel Core i7-4960X better than the average?

  • CPU speed
    6 x 3.6GHzvs13.93GHz
  • RAM speed
    1866MHzvs1818.75MHz
  • CPU threads
    12vs8.96
  • Semiconductor size
    22nmvs23.08nm
  • L1 cache
    384KBvs281.29KB
  • PassMark result
    14162vs5795.35
  • L3 cache
    15MBvs10.87MB
  • GeekBench result
    22113vs7791.16

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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i7-4960X

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

22nm

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

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

1860 million

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

5.Has RdRand
Intel Core i7-4960X

RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.

6.height

37.5mm

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Samsung Exynos 5 Dual

11mm

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Performance

1.CPU speed

6 x 3.6GHz

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

1.5MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.CPU threads

12

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

4.L1 cache

384KB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

5.L2 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

6.L3 cache

15MB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

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Memory

1.RAM speed

1866MHz

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

2.memory channels

4

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

Intel Atom x5-Z8350

12.8

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Features

1.Uses hyperthreading technology
Intel Core i7-4960X

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 i7-4960X

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 i7-4960X

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i7-4960X

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

5.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Intel Core i7-4960X

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

6.SSE version

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 i7-9800X

4.2

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Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

14162

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

Best

Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.GeekBench result

22113

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)

Best

Intel Core i7-6950X

51251

3.PassMark result (single)

2093

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

Best

Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

4.Cinebench 10 result

38726

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

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Intel Core i7-4960X

38726

5.SysMark 2012 result

238

SysMark 2012 result for overall CPU performance.

Best

Intel Core i7-980X

257

6.DivX encoding result

18.7s

This benchmark tests to see how quickly the CPU can encode a DivX video using the XMPEG program.

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Intel Core i7-4960X

18.7s

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