Intel Core i7-3960X - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-3960X has 6 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 2011 socket and was released in Q4/2011.
Intel Core i7-3960X
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i7-3960X
Family: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
CPU group: Intel Core i 3000X
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 3.90 GHz
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR3-1600
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 4
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe:
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 130 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 15.00 MB
Architecture: Sandy Bridge E
Documents: --
Technology: 32 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d (C2 Stepping)
Socket: LGA 2011
Release date: Q4/2011
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-3960X have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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 i7-4800MQ Intel Core i7-4800MQ
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
839
Apple A10X Fusion Apple A10X Fusion
6C 6T @ 2.36 GHz
837
Intel Core i7-4578U Intel Core i7-4578U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
837
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
836
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H AMD Ryzen 5 2600H
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
834
Intel Core i5-8305G Intel Core i5-8305G
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
834
Intel Core i7-5557U Intel Core i7-5557U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
834
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 Xeon E-2246G Intel Xeon E-2246G
6C 6T @ 3.60 GHz
4989
Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
4981
Intel Xeon D-1548 Intel Xeon D-1548
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
4981
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
4973
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
4970
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
4970
Intel Xeon W-2225 Intel Xeon W-2225
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
4963
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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.

AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
2688
AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
2674
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
2654
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
2643
Intel Core i3-10320 Intel Core i3-10320
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
2633
Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
2623
Intel Core i7-11370H Intel Core i7-11370H
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
2613
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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 i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
12790
Intel Core i7-1255U Intel Core i7-1255U
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
12775
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
12750
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
12712
Intel Core i7-1265U Intel Core i7-1265U
10C 12T @ 1.80 GHz
12531
Intel Core i5-9500F Intel Core i5-9500F
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
12449
Intel Core i5-9500 Intel Core i5-9500
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
12449
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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 i3-6320 Intel Core i3-6320
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
160
Intel Core i3-8140U Intel Core i3-8140U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
160
Intel Core i3-8145U Intel Core i3-8145U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
160
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
159
Intel Core i5-10400T Intel Core i5-10400T
6C 12T @ 2.00 GHz
159
Intel Core i5-1030G4 Intel Core i5-1030G4
4C 8T @ 0.70 GHz
159
Intel Core i5-8257U Intel Core i5-8257U
4C 8T @ 1.40 GHz
159
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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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
1165
Intel Core i5-9600KF Intel Core i5-9600KF
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
1165
Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4
10C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
1160
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
1158
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1150
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1149
Intel Core i7-5930K Intel Core i7-5930K
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1149
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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 i5-4570 Intel Core i5-4570
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3320
Intel Core i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3319
Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3319
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
3314
Intel Core i7-4800MQ Intel Core i7-4800MQ
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
3310
Intel Core i3-4160T Intel Core i3-4160T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3305
Intel Core i3-8100T Intel Core i3-8100T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3302
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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 i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H
6C 12T @ 2.20 GHz
20156
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
20120
Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
19425
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
19300
Intel Xeon E5-2637 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2637 v4
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
19262
Intel Xeon Silver 4108 Intel Xeon Silver 4108
8C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
19041
Intel Core i5-8600 Intel Core i5-8600
6C 6T @ 3.10 GHz
19037
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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 i5-6500T Intel Core i5-6500T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1.57
Intel Xeon E5-2623 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2623 v3
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1.57
Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3
8C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
1.57
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
1.57
Intel Xeon E3-1235L v5 Intel Xeon E3-1235L v5
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
1.56
Intel Xeon Silver 4112 Intel Xeon Silver 4112
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
1.55
Intel Core i7-5850EQ Intel Core i7-5850EQ
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
1.55
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i7-5930K Intel Core i7-5930K
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
11.7
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
11.54
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
11.37
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
11.35
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10C 20T @ 2.20 GHz
11.26
Intel Xeon Silver 4108 Intel Xeon Silver 4108
8C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
11.14
Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i5-8600K
6C 6T @ 3.60 GHz
11.09
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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