Compare any two CPUs:


Intel Core i7-3960X vs Core i9-12900K

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i9-12900K 76.8 GT/s
Core i7-3960X 39.6 GT/s
Difference: 37.2 (94%)

Core Speed

Core i7-3960X 3.3 GHz
Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz
Difference: 0.1 (3%)


Core i9-12900K 24
Core i7-3960X 12
Difference: 12 (100%)


Core i7-3960X 130 Watts
Core i9-12900K 125 Watts
Difference: 5 (4%)

Price Comparison

Display Prices

Hide Prices

Core i7-3960X

Check prices at:

Core i9-12900K

Check prices at:

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.


Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model Core i7-3960X Core i9-12900K
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Sandy Bridge-E Alder Lake-S
Core Speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 6 16
Total Threads 12 24
Turbo 3/3/4/5/6/6 5.2
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 16 x 1.25MB
L3 Cache 15 MB 30 MB
GPU Model N/A UHD Graphics 770
TDP 130 Watts 125 Watts
Socket LGA 2011 Socket 1700
Released 2011-11-01 November 2021