The Intel Core i7-4960X 6-Core 3.60GHz has 6 cores that run at a clock speed of 3.6GHz.
It has an L3 cache size of 15MB, an L2 cache size of 1536KB, and an L1 cache size of 384KB.
|Cores||6||More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously|
|Speed||3.6GHz||Clock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family|
|Codename||Ivy Bridge-E||The code name given by the manufacturers|
|Release Date||01 Nov 2013||The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support|
|TDP||130W||The lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates|
|L1 Cache||384KB||The bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency|
|L2 Cache||1536KB||After L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access|
|L3 Cache||15MB||The L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data|
|Lithography||22nm||The smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use|
|CPU Socket||LGA 2011/Socket R||The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it|
|Unlocked Multiplier||no||An unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost|
The CPU is now over 5 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This processor will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from Intel.
Created with lithographic technology sized at 22 nanometers, the Core i7-4960X 6-Core 3.60GHz is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, although with a Thermal Design Power of 130W it requires a large amount of power to run.
|Game name||Frames per second|
|Grand Theft Auto V||106|
|Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||160|
|Assassins Creed: Syndicate||44|
|Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare||90|
|Dark Souls 3||60|