Intel Core i7-4930K vs Intel Core i7-4960X

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-4930K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4960X

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-4930K or Intel Core i7-4960X - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-4930K has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i7-4930K was released in Q3/2013.

The Intel Core i7-4960X has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i7-4960X was released in Q3/2013.
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition Family Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
Intel Core i 4000X CPU group Intel Core i 4000X
4 Generation 4
Ivy Bridge E Architecture Ivy Bridge E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
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-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-4930K or Intel Core i7-4960X can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.40 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-4930K or Intel Core i7-4960X has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1866
Max. Memory
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
12.00 MB L3 Cache 15.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
40 PCIe lanes 40

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

130 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 130 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
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-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-4930K or Intel Core i7-4960X as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

22 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
LGA 2011 Socket LGA 2011
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2013 Release date Q3/2013
540 $ Release price 960 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
857 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6569 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 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 i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
810 (96%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
846 (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.

Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4953 (95%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
5189 (100%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2792 (97%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
2868 (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 i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
13150 (92%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
14313 (100%)
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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 i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
139 (92%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
151 (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.

Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1064 (97%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1092 (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 i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
3745 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3460 (92%)
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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 i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
22600 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
20120 (89%)
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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 i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
1.76 (97%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1.82 (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.

Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
10.83 (92%)
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
11.71 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4960X
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