CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5960X vs P320 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 5960X 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 5960X  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5960X

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 27,898 vs 1,772 Around 15.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 15,994 vs 1,216 Around 13.2x better PassMark score
More threads 16 vs 2 14 more threads
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,994 vs 675 Around 3x better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 7.19 pt/W vs 3.13 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Newer Jul, 2014 vs May, 2010 Release date over 4 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon II PCs P320

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AMD Athlon II PCs P320

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Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 113.75W 5.6x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 5.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 5.6x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5960X vs Athlon II PCs P320

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s
Athlon II PCs P320
83,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5960X  vs
Athlon II PCs P320 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Octa core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 25W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 7.19 pt/W 3.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 20.31W

details

Core i7 5960X  vs
Athlon II PCs P320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 8,243.2 686.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 2.1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 0 MHz 533 MHz
Intel Core i7 5960X
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