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Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA2011

Clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.9 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 12

Typical TDP: 130 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 15 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel Core i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2011

CPUmark/$Price: 4.65

Overall Rank: 1185

Last Price Change: $1,808.00 USD (2023-04-20)

Average CPU Mark
rating
8401

Single Thread Rating: 1797
Samples: 664*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 12,148
Thread: 1,976

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz

Integer Math32,958 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math12,274 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers42 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting21,005 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,563 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression141,546 KBytes/Sec
Physics707 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions6,165 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,797 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 14th of April 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 8th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 8th of April 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
NewEgg.com$1,808.00 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


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CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,353
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,360
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,653
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,579
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,015
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,911
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,326
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,768
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,428
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,183
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
8,401
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.82
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.63
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.09
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.17
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.13
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.73
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.43
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
4.65
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,637
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,173
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,037
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,929
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,839
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,704
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
1,797
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2076443 - Apr 12 2024
8854
BL5060982 - Apr 09 2024
7617
BL2070876 - Apr 05 2024
9108
BL2062458 - Mar 27 2024
8619
BL2060838 - Mar 25 2024 [Overclocked]
10418
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
As of 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
8,401
Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
8,208 (-2.3%)
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
8,461 (+0.7%)
Intel Core i7-980 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,926 (-17.6%)
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,462 (-23.1%)
Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,410 (-23.7%)
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
10,092 (+20.1%)
Intel Core i7-4930K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
9,403 (+11.9%)
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,771 (-19.4%)
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
10,290 (+22.5%)
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
9,859 (+17.4%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G vs Intel Core i7-3960X
9,278 (+10.4%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Intel Core i7-3960X
8,731 (+3.9%)

Is the Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,843
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,258
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,073
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,571
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,404
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,182
Intel Core i9-14900KF
7,996
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,883
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,796
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,573
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,528
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
1,894