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Intel Core i5-3550 vs Core i7-3960X

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-3960X 39.6 GT/s
Core i5-3550 13.2 GT/s
Difference: 26.4 (200%)

Core Speed

Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz
Core i7-3960X 3.3 GHz
Difference: 0 (0%)

Threads

Core i7-3960X 12
Core i5-3550 4
Difference: 8 (200%)

TDP

Core i7-3960X 130 Watts
Core i5-3550 77 Watts
Difference: 53 (69%)

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Model Core i5-3550 Core i7-3960X
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Ivy Bridge Sandy Bridge-E
Core Speed 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Hyperthreading No Yes
Cores / Modules 4 6
Total Threads 4 12
Turbo 2/3/4/4 3/3/4/5/6/6
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 6 MB 15 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 2500 N/A
TDP 77 Watts 130 Watts
Socket LGA 1155 LGA 2011
Released 2012-04-01 2011-11-01
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