Intel Core i7-4960X vs. AMD Athlon II X4 740

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-4960X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon II X4 740
Intel Core i7-4960X AMD Athlon II X4 740
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition Family AMD Athlon II
Intel Core i 4000X CPU group AMD Athlon II (Trinity)
4 Generation 1
Ivy Bridge E Architecture Trinity
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 4
12 Threads 4
3.60 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 3.70 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

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

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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 & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1866
Max. Memory
4 Memory channels 1
No ECC No
L2 Cache
15.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version
40 PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

130 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

22 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE3
LGA 2011 Socket FM2
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization None
Yes AES-NI No
Q3/2013 Release date Q4/2012
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
151 (100%)
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AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
80 (53%)
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1092 (100%)
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AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
255 (23%)
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
846 (100%)
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AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
461 (54%)
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
5189 (100%)
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AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1263 (24%)
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
3460 (100%)
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AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1777 (51%)
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
20120 (100%)
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AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
4525 (22%)
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1.82 (100%)
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AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0.88 (48%)
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
11.71 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3.51 (30%)
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
14313 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
4011 (28%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i7-4960X AMD Athlon II X4 740
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