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Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
Top 23%1,616 points
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Top 65%727 points
Top 65%
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
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Intel Core i7-4960X vs AMD A8-5550M: 25 facts in comparison

1. total clock speed

2.57x faster CPU clock speed.
6 x 3.6GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X: 24 x 3.5GHz
4 x 2.1GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1866MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE: 2933MHz
1600MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
12
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 64
4

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
22nm
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 12nm
32nm

5. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1.5MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB
4MB

6. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
384KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 3072KB
192KB

7. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
56% have it

8. 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
35W

9. 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
AMD A8-5550M
96% have it

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
1MB/core

11. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
79% have it

12. 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
AMD A8-5550M
88% have it

13. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
95% have it

14. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4
Intel Atom x5-Z8350: 12.8
2

15. 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
AMD A8-5550M
57% have it

16. Has Tri-Gate transistors

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
32% have it

17. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
94% have it

18. Has FMA4

FMA4 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
11% have it

19. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
95% have it

20. Has FMA3

FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
44% have it

21. Has F16C

F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
58% have it

22. 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 i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
78% have it

23. Has RdRand

RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.
Intel Core i7-4960X
AMD A8-5550M
23% have it

24. height

2.5mm shorter.
37.5mm
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual: 11mm
35mm

25. width

2.5mm narrower.
37.5mm
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual: 11mm
35mm

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