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Intel Core i7-4790 vs Core i7-4960X

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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i7-4960X 13260 points
Core i7-4790 9440 points
Difference: 3820 (40%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-4960X 43.2 GT/s
Core i7-4790 28.8 GT/s
Difference: 14.4 (50%)

Core Speed

Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz
Core i7-4960X 3.6 GHz
Difference: 0 (0%)


Core i7-4960X 12
Core i7-4790 8
Difference: 4 (50%)


Core i7-4960X 130 Watts
Core i7-4790 84 Watts
Difference: 46 (55%)

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Model Core i7-4790 Core i7-4960X
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Haswell Ivy Bridge-E
Core Speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 4 6
Total Threads 8 12
Turbo 2/3/4/4 1/1/2/3/3/4
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 8 MB 15 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 4600 N/A
TDP 84 Watts 130 Watts
Socket LGA 1150 LGA 2011
Released 2014-05-01 2013-09-01