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Intel Core i7-4960X

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Intel Xeon E7-8850

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Intel Core i7-4960X vs Intel Xeon E7-8850

Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850

Why is Intel Core i7-4960X better than Intel Xeon E7-8850?

  • 10nm smaller semiconductor size
    22nmvs32nm
  • Has Tri-Gate transistors
  • Has AVX
  • Has RdRand
  • 18.97mm shorter
    37.5mmvs56.47mm
  • 11.67mm narrower
    37.5mmvs49.17mm

Why is Intel Xeon E7-8850 better than Intel Core i7-4960X?

  • 8 more CPU threads
    20vs12
  • 1.06MB bigger L2 cache
    2.56MBvs1.5MB
  • 0.01MB/core more L2 cache per core
    0.26MB/corevs0.25MB/core
  • 9MB bigger L3 cache
    24MBvs15MB
  • 740million more transistors
    2600 millionvs1860 million
  • Supports ECC memory

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General info

1.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850

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

32nm

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

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12nm

3.thermal design power (TDP)

130W

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.

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3W

4.number of transistors

1860 million

2600 million

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

Best

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9600 million

5.Has RdRand
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850

RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.

6.width

37.5mm

49.17mm

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11mm

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Performance

1.CPU speed

6 x 3.6GHz

10 x 2GHz

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

1.5MB

2.56MB

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

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.CPU threads

12

20

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

4.L2 core

0.25MB/core

0.26MB/core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

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2.5MB/core

5.L3 cache

15MB

24MB

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

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

6.L3 core

2.5MB/core

2.4MB/core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

Best

Intel Core i9-7960X

22MB/core

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Memory

1.RAM speed

1866MHz

1333MHz

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

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

2.memory channels

4

4

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

Best

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12.8

3.Supports ECC memory
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850

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 E7-8850

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 E7-8850

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 E7-8850

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

4.SSE version

4.2

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.

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4.2

5.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850

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

6.Has Tri-Gate transistors
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Xeon E7-8850

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

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