Intel Core i7 4960X 

Released September, 2013
  • 3.6 GHz
  • Hexa core
  • Unlocked
5.7 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 4960X among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 4960X
10.0
FX 9590
9.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 4960X
10.0
FX 9590
10.0
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 4960X
0.0
FX 9590
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 4960X
0.0
FX 9590
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 4960X
5.8
FX 9590
4.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 4960X
3.7
FX 9590
5.2
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 4960X
5.7
FX 9590
5.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 4960X

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4960X
32.99 mHash/s
Core i7 4930K
9.56 mHash/s
FX 9590
n.d.

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4960X
178.22 fps
FX 9590
n.d.

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4960X
20,658
FX 9590
13,818
Core i7 4930K
19,954

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4960X
3,479
FX 9590
2,549

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4960X
2,560,000 MB/s
FX 9590
2,790,000 MB/s
Core i7 4930K
2,430,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4960X
20,896
FX 9590
12,725
Core i7 4930K
20,124

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 4960X
13,858
FX 9590
10,589
Core i7 4930K
13,063

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 4960X
2,076
FX 9590
1,741

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i7 4960X

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz
Cores Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE4.2
  3. Supplemental SSE3
  4. SSE4.1
  5. AVX
  6. SSE
  7. SSE4
  8. AES
  9. SSE3
  10. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 7.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0
Data rate 20,000 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
Clock speed 2,500 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 12 threads
L2 cache 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1866
  2. DDR3-1600
  3. DDR3-1333
  4. DDR3
Channels Quad Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB
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