IntelBX80633I74960X
$1,189
AMD100-100000071BOX
 $1,189 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Ivy Bridge-E.
Release date: Q3 2013.

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 75,957 user samples
2,812 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
73,145 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.8 % 93.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+31%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 270 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+30%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts 524 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+29%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
651 Pts 953 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+46%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 141 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts 281 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
496 Pts 551 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
796 Pts 1067 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+34%
Market Share
Based on 22,406,096 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 2.12 % Insanely higher market share.
+21,100%
Value
Value For Money
48.1 % 90.6 % Hugely better value.
+88%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 149 % Hugely more popular.
+171%
Price
Price (score)
$1,189 $310 Much cheaper.
+74%
Age
Newest
75 Months 4 Months Hugely more recent.
+95%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+50%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
976 Pts 1498 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+53%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
814 Pts 1426 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+75%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge-E Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA2011 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Core i7-4960X is Intel's top of the range desktop processor which sports six physical and twelve hyper-threaded cores. The 4960X was released in 2013 but it uses an FCLGA2011 socket which is supported only by the X79 chipset and is now three years old. As a result an investment in this processor forgoes the last three years worth of platform advances which include, amongst other things, on-board USB 3.0 and additional SATA 600 MB/s ports. Comparing the 4960X and the 4930K shows that when overclocked, the 4930K is able to best the extreme 4960X at nearly half the price! Finally comparing the latest Haswell 4770K to the 4960X shows that 4770K is again able to best the 4960X, this time at a small fraction of the price. The 4960X is significantly overpriced and there is far better value available elsewhere. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3700X hails from the middle of AMD’s latest range of 7nm silicon Zen 2 CPUs. The $329 USD 3700X has a maximum stock boost clock of 4.4 GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, supports 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and has a power draw of just 65W TDP. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a reasonable cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The 3700X only has a small real world gaming advantage over the entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F[Jul '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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