96points

Intel Core i7-4960X

51points

Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

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Intel Core i7-4960X vs Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

Why is Intel Core i7-4960X better than Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2?

    Why is Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2 better than Intel Core i7-4960X?

    • 61W lower TDP
      69Wvs130W
    • 67 higher PassMark result (single)
      2160vs2093
    • Has F16C
    • Supports ECC memory

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    General info

    1.Supports 64-bit
    Intel Core i7-4960X
    Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

    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

    22nm

    A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

    Best

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    12nm

    3.thermal design power (TDP)

    130W

    69W

    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.Has RdRand
    Intel Core i7-4960X
    Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

    RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.

    5.height

    37.5mm

    37.5mm

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    11mm

    6.width

    37.5mm

    37.5mm

    Best

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    11mm

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    Performance

    1.CPU speed

    6 x 3.6GHz

    4 x 3.6GHz

    Best

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

    32 x 3GHz

    2.L2 cache

    1.5MB

    1MB

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

    Best

    Intel Xeon Phi 7235

    32MB

    3.CPU threads

    12

    8

    More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

    Best

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

    64

    4.L1 cache

    384KB

    256KB

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

    Best

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

    2250KB

    5.L2 core

    0.25MB/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

    8MB

    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

    1600MHz

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

    Best

    AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

    2933MHz

    2.memory channels

    4

    2

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

    Best

    Intel Atom x5-Z8350

    12.8

    3.Supports ECC memory
    Intel Core i7-4960X
    Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

    Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

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    Features

    1.Uses hyperthreading technology
    Intel Core i7-4960X
    Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

    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
    Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

    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
    Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

    AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

    4.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
    Intel Core i7-4960X
    Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

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

    5.Has Tri-Gate transistors
    Intel Core i7-4960X
    Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

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

    6.Has MMX
    Intel Core i7-4960X
    Intel Xeon E3-1280 v2

    MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

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    Benchmarks

    1.PassMark result

    14162

    9861

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

    Best

    Intel Xeon W-2195

    26470

    2.PassMark result (single)

    2093

    2160

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

    Best

    Intel Core i3-7350K

    2625

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