Intel Core i7-4960X vs Intel Core i7-3960X

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-4960X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition Family Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
Intel Core i 4000X CPU group Intel Core i 3000X
4 Generation 3
Ivy Bridge E Architecture Sandy Bridge E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.60 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.90 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.90 GHz

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 DDR3-1600
Max. Memory
4 Memory channels 4
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
15.00 MB L3 Cache 15.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version
40 PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

130 W TDP (PL1) 130 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 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 (C2 Stepping)
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q3/2013 Release date Q4/2011
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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
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
846 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
836 (99%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
5189 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
4973 (96%)
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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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
2868 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
2643 (92%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
14313 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
12712 (89%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
151 (95%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
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.

Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1092 (94%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
1158 (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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3460 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
3314 (96%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
20120 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
19300 (96%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1.82 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
1.57 (86%)
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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
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
11.71 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
11.35 (97%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-3960X
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