Intel Core i7-4960X vs Intel Core i7-2600

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Intel Core i7-4960X
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Intel Core i7-2600
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Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Core i7-2600
Key Differences Key Differences Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-2600
Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 12 8
Base Clock Speed 3.6GHz 3.4GHz
Turbo Clock Speed Not Known 3.8GHz
TDP (THERMAL DESIGN POINT) 130W 95W
Has integrated graphics No Yes
Performance per watt 39.5 108.0
Performance Performance Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-2600
CPU Speed & Cores 6 x 3.6GHz 4 x 3.4GHz
Number of CPU Threads 12 8
L2 Cache Size 1.5MB 1MB
L3 Cache Size 15MB 8MB
L1 Cache Size 384KB 256KB
L2 Core 0.25MB/core 0.25MB/core
L3 Core 2.5MB/core 2MB/core
Clock Multiplier 36 34
Turbo Boost Tech Version 2 Not Known
Turbo Boost Frequency Not Known 3.8GHz
Does it have an unlocked multiplier No No
Uses ARM big.LITTLE tech No No
Uses ARM HMP No No
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Features Features Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-2600
Has AES Support Yes Yes
Supports CPU Throttling Yes Yes
Supported SSE Version 4.2 4.2
Has AVX Support Yes Yes
Has MMX Tech Support Yes Yes
Has Multithreading Tech Support Yes Yes
Has NX Processor Bit Support Yes Yes
Has F16C Support No No
Supports ARM TrustZone Tech No No
Has FMA4 Instructions Support No No
Has FMA3 Instructions Support No No
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Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-2600
Geekbench Score 22113 10297
Cinebench 10 Score 38726 Yes
Cinebench 11.5 Score 12 Yes
SysMark 2012 Score 238 Yes
DivX encoding Score 18.7s Yes
CPU Data Work Score 340 Yes
Cinebench 11.5 Score (Single Thread) 1.69 Yes
Cinebench 10 Score (Single Thread) 7026 Yes
Media Creation Score 191 Yes
Web Dev Score 257 Yes
3D Modelling Score 330 Yes
X264 HD Score (Pass 2) 23.1FPS Yes
Office Productivity Score 176 Yes
X264 HD Score (Pass 1) 112.63FPS Yes
System Management Score 188 Yes
Handbrake Encoding Score 303s Yes
Height 37.5mm Yes
Width Size 37.5mm Yes
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General info General info Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-2600
Has 64-bit Support Yes Yes
Semiconductor Size 22nm 32nm
TDP (Thermal Design Point) 130W 95W
Transistor Count 1860 million 995 million
Width Size 37.5mm 37.5mm
Height 37.5mm 37.5mm
Does it have Integrated Graphics No Yes
GPU Base Clock Speed Not Known 850MHz
PCI Express Version Not Known 2
CPU Temperature Not Known 72.6°C
DirectX Version Info Not Known 10.1
OpenGL Driver Version Not Known 3
OpenGL Driver Version Not Known 1.1
GPU Boost Clock Speed Not Known 1350MHz
Total GPU Execution Units Not Known 6
No. of Supported Displays Not Known 2
3DMark06 Score Not Known Yes
Supports Power Optimized L2 Cache No Yes
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Memory Memory Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-2600
RAM Memory Speed 1866MHz 1333MHz
Max Memory Bandwidth 59.7GB/s 21GB/s
Max Memory Channels 4 2
Supported Memory Size 64GB 32GB
Bus Bandwidth 5GT/s 5GT/s
ECC (Error-Correcting Code) Memory Support No No
DDR Type Memory Version 3 3
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Benchmarks Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-2600
PassMark Score 9628 8328
PassMark Score (Single Thread) 1996 1915
Geekbench 5 Score (Multi-Thread) 5131 Not Known
Geekbench 5 Score (Single Thread) 861 Not Known
Blender Score (Classroom) 1433.4seconds Not Known
Blender Score (bmw27) 454.6seconds Not Known
PassMark Score (Overclocked) 11468 9391
CPU Performance (Per Watt) 39.5 108.0
Power Consumption Under High Load Not Known Yes
Standard Power Consumption Not Known Yes
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