Intel Core i7-4960X
Top 16%373 points
Top 16%
Total clock speed
Number of CPUs
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26 CPUs
21.33GHz - 26.67GHz
NaN% of all CPUsYes
No
total clock speed
CPU threads
semiconductor size
number of transistors
RAM speed
thermal design power (TDP)
6 x 3.6
GHz
AMD Opteron 6220
8 x 8GHz
Best

Intel Core i7-4960X: 45 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

6 x 3.6GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 8GHz
148
0

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1866MHz
Samsung Exynos 7420: 2873MHz
104
0

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
12
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 48
65
0

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
22nm
MediaTek Helio X30: 10nm
64
0

5. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
384KB
AMD Opteron 6180 SE: 1536KB
62
0

6. 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 Z670: 3W
61
0

7. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
14162
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 17470
61
0

8. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1.5MB
AMD Opteron 6380: 16MB
60
0

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
56
0

10. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
22113
Intel Core i7-4960X: 22113
55
0

11. 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
41% have it
49
0

12. Has Tri-Gate transistors

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.
Intel Core i7-4960X
29% have it
45
0

13. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1860 million
Nvidia Tegra K1 (64-bit): 7100 million
43
0

14. 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
84% have it
42
0

15. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-4960X
65% have it
41
0

16. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4
Intel Core i7-3960X: 4
40
0

17. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
15MB
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 60MB
40
0

18. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
2093
Intel Core i7-4790K: 2546
40
0

19. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
2.5MB/core
Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4: 15MB/core
39
0

20. PassMark result (overclocked)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU whilst it is overclocked.
15498
Intel Core i7-5960X: 18948
38
0

21. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i7-4960X
88% have it
33
0

22. SysMark 2012 result

SysMark 2012 result for overall CPU performance.
238
Intel Core i7-980X: 257
33
0

23. Has RdRand

RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.
Intel Core i7-4960X
25% have it
31
0

24. height

37.5mm
Apple A5 APL7498: 6mm
30
0

25. 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
95% have it
30
0

26. DivX encoding result

This benchmark tests to see how quickly the CPU can encode a DivX video using the XMPEG program.
18.7s
Intel Core i7-4960X: 18.7s
30
0

27. Cinebench 10 result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
38726
Intel Core i7-4960X: 38726
29
0

28. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i7-4960X
74% have it
29
0

29. result for media creation

SysMark 2012 tests the CPU for how well it carries out media creation work.
191
Intel Core i7-4770K: 233
29
0

30. Cinebench 10 result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
7026
Intel Core i7-4790K: 8785
29
0

31. result for web development

SysMark 2012 tests the CPU for how well it carries out web development work.
257
Intel Core i7-3960X: 268
29
0

32. result for data work

SysMark 2012 tests the CPU for how well it carries out data and financial analysis work.
340
Intel Core i7-4960X: 340
29
0

33. Cinebench 11.5 result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
1.69
Intel Core i7-4790K: 2.05
29
0

34. Cinebench 11.5 result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
12
Intel Xeon E5-2687W: 13.2
29
0

35. result for office productivity

SysMark 2012 tests the CPU for how well it carries out productivity work.
176
Intel Core i7-4770K: 212
28
0

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