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Intel Core i7 5960X

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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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Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1 GHz 3x higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 2.5x higher turbo clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PassMark score 15,994 vs 960 Around 16.8x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,994 vs 552 More than 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 16 vs 2 14 more threads
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Apr, 2014 Release date 2 months later
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Much lower typical power consumption 3.21W vs 113.75W 35.4x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower annual home energy cost 0.95 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 35.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 3.46 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 35.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 9.83 pt/W vs 7.19 pt/W More than 35% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5960X vs E1 Micro 6200T

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
E1 Micro 6200T
692.1 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5960X  vs
E1 Micro 6200T 
Clock speed 3 GHz 1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Octa core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 3.95W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 0.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 3.46 $/year
Performance per watt 7.19 pt/W 9.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 3.21W

details

Core i7 5960X  vs
E1 Micro 6200T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 1.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ R2
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1066
DDR
Intel Core i7 5960X
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