Intel Core i7-4960X - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-4960X has 6 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 4. gen of the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 2011 socket and was released in Q3/2013.
Intel Core i7-4960X
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i7-4960X
Family: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
CPU group: Intel Core i 4000X
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 4
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: 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 4.00 GHz
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR3-1866
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 4
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 40
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: Ivy Bridge E
Documents: --
Technology: 22 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 2011
Release date: Q3/2013
Part Number: --

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 Xeon E3-1220 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
850
Intel Core i5-3570K Intel Core i5-3570K
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
849
Intel Pentium G4560 Intel Pentium G4560
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
849
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
846
Intel Core i5-7500T Intel Core i5-7500T
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
846
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
846
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
845
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.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
5241
Intel Xeon D-1541 Intel Xeon D-1541
8C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
5232
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
5220
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
5189
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
5171
AMD Ryzen 3 5300G AMD Ryzen 3 5300G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
5160
Intel Core i7-9750HF Intel Core i7-9750HF
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
5149
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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 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
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
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
2838
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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 i7-8086K Intel Core i7-8086K
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
14503
Intel Xeon E-2186M Intel Xeon E-2186M
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
14444
Intel Xeon W-2133 Intel Xeon W-2133
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
14396
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
14313
Intel Xeon Silver 4114 Intel Xeon Silver 4114
10C 20T @ 2.20 GHz
14280
Intel Xeon Silver 4114T Intel Xeon Silver 4114T
10C 20T @ 2.20 GHz
14280
Intel Core i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
14106
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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 i5-4690 Intel Core i5-4690
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
152
Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i5-4690K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
152
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
152
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
151
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
151
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
151
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
151
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 @ 3.20 GHz
1094
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1094
AMD Epyc 7251 AMD Epyc 7251
8C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
1093
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1092
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1092
Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-5820K
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
1085
Intel Core i3-10320 Intel Core i3-10320
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1080
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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 i5-8400T Intel Core i5-8400T
6C 6T @ 1.70 GHz
3472
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3464
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3463
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3460
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
3460
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
3450
Intel Pentium G4500 Intel Pentium G4500
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
3448
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i5-8600K Intel Core i5-8600K
6C 6T @ 3.60 GHz
20638
Intel Core i7-8700T Intel Core i7-8700T
6C 12T @ 2.40 GHz
20253
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
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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 Xeon E3-1220 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1.82
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1.82
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1.82
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1.82
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1.81
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1.81
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1600
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1.81
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 Xeon E5-2628L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2628L v3
10C 20T @ 2.00 GHz
11.91
Intel Core i7-8700T Intel Core i7-8700T
6C 12T @ 2.40 GHz
11.78
Intel Core i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H
6C 12T @ 2.20 GHz
11.72
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
11.71
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
11.71
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
11.7
Intel Core i7-5930K Intel Core i7-5930K
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
11.7
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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Popular comparisons

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