AMD Epyc 7281 vs. Intel Core i7-3960X

AMD Epyc 7281 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-3960X
AMD Epyc 7281Intel Core i7-3960X
2.20 GHzFrequency3.30 GHz
2.70 GHzTurbo (1 Core)3.90 GHz
2.70 GHzTurbo (All Cores)3.90 GHz
16Cores6
YesHyperthreadingYes
NoOverclocking ?Yes
normalCore architecturenormal
GPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
DirectX Version
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. Memory
NoCodec h264No
NoCodec h265 / HEVC (8 bit)No
NoCodec h265 / HEVC (10 bit)No
NoCodec VP8No
NoCodec VP9No
NoCodec AV1No
NoCodec VC-1No
NoCodec AVCNo
NoCodec JPEGNo
ZenArchitectureSandy Bridge E
DDR4-2666MemoryDDR3-1600
8Memory channels4
Max. Memory
YesECCNo
32.00 MBL3 Cache15.00 MB
3.0PCIe version
128PCIe lanes
14 nmTechnology32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit)Instruction set (ISA)x86-64 (64 bit)
SP3SocketLGA 2011
170WTDP (PL1)130W
YesAES-NIYes
AMD-V, SEVVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q3/2017Release dateQ4/2011
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
119 (75%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
159 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
2033 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1158 (57%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
836 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
4973 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
3175 (96%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
3314 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
35367 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
19300 (55%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
1.46 (93%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1.57 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
20.61 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
11.35 (55%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
13293 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
12712 (96%)
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