Intel Core i7-4960X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-4960X was released in Q3/2013 and has 6 cores. The processor can process 12 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket LGA 2011. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i7-4960X achieved a result of 806 points (single-core) or 5,189 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i7-4960X

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Intel Core i7-4960X belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Intel Core i7-4960X.

Name: Intel Core i7-4960X
Family: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition (24)
CPU group: Intel Core i 4000X (3)
Architecture: Ivy Bridge E
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 4
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i7-5960X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-4960X has 6 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-4960X is 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 4.00 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-4960X supports a maximum of 64 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 59.7 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1866
59.7 GB/s
Max. Memory: 64 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 40
PCIe Bandwidth: 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i7-4960X has a TDP of 130 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

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

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i7-4960X is made in 22 nm and has 15.00 MB cache.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 2011
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 15.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q3/2013
Release price: 960 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-4960X 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 i5-4300M Intel Core i5-4300M
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
808
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
808
Intel Core i3-4160 Intel Core i3-4160
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
807
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
806
AMD EPYC 7501 AMD EPYC 7501
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
806
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
806
Intel Core i5-4308U Intel Core i5-4308U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
805

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
5220
Intel Xeon D-1540 Intel Xeon D-1540
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
5214
Intel Core i7-9850H Intel Core i7-9850H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
5207
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
5189
Intel Xeon E-2274G Intel Xeon E-2274G
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
5187
Intel Xeon E-2324G Intel Xeon E-2324G
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
5169
Intel Core i7-9750HF Intel Core i7-9750HF
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
5149

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-5700EQ Intel Core i7-5700EQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
762
Intel Pentium Gold G6500T Intel Pentium Gold G6500T
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
762
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e AMD Athlon Silver 3050e
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
758
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
757
Intel Celeron G5900 Intel Celeron G5900
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
755
Intel Core i5-3570K Intel Core i5-3570K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
755
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
753

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon D-1528 Intel Xeon D-1528
6C 12T @ 1.90 GHz
3066
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3064
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3064
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
3062
Intel Processor N97 Intel Processor N97
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3051
Intel Xeon D-1527 Intel Xeon D-1527
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
3011
Intel Core i5-4430 Intel Core i5-4430
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3010

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 i5-10500T Intel Core i5-10500T
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
10225
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
8C 16T @ 2.20 GHz
10213
Intel Xeon D-1541 Intel Xeon D-1541
8C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
10163
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
10145
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
10100
Intel Core i5-1145G7 Intel Core i5-1145G7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
10082
Intel Xeon D-1540 Intel Xeon D-1540
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
10061

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 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2902
Intel Core i7-9750HF Intel Core i7-9750HF
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
2898
Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
2882
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
2868
AMD Ryzen 3 5425U AMD Ryzen 3 5425U
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
2850
Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-5820K
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
2849
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
2847

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 i5-4690 Intel Core i5-4690
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
152
Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i5-4690K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
152
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
152
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
151
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
151
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
151
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
151

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1094
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1094
AMD EPYC 7251 AMD EPYC 7251
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
1093
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1092
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
1092
Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-5820K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1085
Intel Core i3-10320 Intel Core i3-10320
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1080

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