Intel Core i7-3960X vs. AMD A8-3500M

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-3960X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A8-3500M
Intel Core i7-3960X AMD A8-3500M
3.30 GHz Frequency 1.50 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 2.40 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 2.40 GHz
6 Cores 4
Yes Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
normal Core architecture normal
GPU AMD Radeon HD 6620G
GPU frequency 0.44 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation 3
Technology 32 nm
DirectX Version 11
Max. displays 2
Execution units 5
Shader 400
Max. GPU Memory 1 GB
No Codec h264 Decode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec AVC Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode
Sandy Bridge E Architecture Llano
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1333
4 Memory channels 2
Max. Memory
No ECC No
L2 Cache
15.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes
32 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
LGA 2011 Socket FS1
130W TDP (PL1) 35W
Yes AES-NI Yes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Q4/2011 Release date Q2/2011
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
159 (100%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1158 (100%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
836 (100%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
242 (29%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
4973 (100%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
751 (15%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
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0 (0%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
AMD Radeon HD 6620G @ 0.44 GHz
355 (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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
3314 (100%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
861 (26%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
19300 (100%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
2959 (15%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1.57 (100%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
0.57 (36%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
11.35 (100%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
1.84 (16%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
22.7 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
12712 (100%)
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AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
2052 (16%)
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