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Front view of Intel Core i7 4960X

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of Intel Core i5 4570

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4960X vs i5 4570

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4960X
32.99 mHash/s
Core i5 4570
12.56 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4960X
178.22 fps
Core i5 4570
161.21 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4960X
20,658
Core i5 4570
10,343

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4960X
2,560,000 MB/s
Core i5 4570
4,540,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4960X
20,896
Core i5 4570
10,014

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4960X  vs
i5 4570 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 4960X  vs
i5 4570 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 15 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 84W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 7.85 pt/W 10.1 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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