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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: 30.73

Overall Rank:
1258th fastest in multithreading out of 4769 CPUs
1711th fastest in single threading out of 4769 CPUs
390th fastest in out of 1369 Desktop CPUs

Last Price Change: $274.85 USD (2023-05-10)

Average CPU Mark rating
Multithread Rating
8446
Single Thread Rating
1800

Samples: 671*
*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 Math33,070 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math12,307 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers42 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting21,060 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,580 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression142,028 KBytes/Sec
Physics716 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions6,212 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,800 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 24th of July 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 23rd of July 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of July 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 25th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,237
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,478
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,151
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,623
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,049
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,895
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,284
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,754
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,533
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,173
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
8,446
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 25th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
221.95
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
168.44
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
146.82
Intel Core i9-12900K
138.27
Intel Core i9-13900K
134.63
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.65
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
55.41
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
30.73
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 25th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,629
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,166
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,032
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,919
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,696
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,470
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,930
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,567
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
1,800
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2150146 - Jul 21 2024
8421
BL2142283 - Jul 10 2024
9355
BL2139987 - Jul 07 2024
9315
BL2135426 - Jul 01 2024
9367
BL2133649 - Jun 28 2024
9237
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 25th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
8,446
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
8,541 (+1.1%)
Intel Core i7-980 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,926 (-18.0%)
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,773 (-19.8%)
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
10,326 (+22.3%)
Intel Core i7-8700T @ 2.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
10,170 (+20.4%)
Intel Core i5-10300H @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
8,388 (-0.7%)
Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
8,202 (-2.9%)
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
9,834 (+16.4%)
Intel Core i5-9600T @ 2.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
9,602 (+13.7%)
Intel Core i5-8500T @ 2.10GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
7,736 (-8.4%)
Intel Core i7-990X @ 3.47GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
7,110 (-15.8%)
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,464 (-23.5%)

Is the Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 25th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,316
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,273
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,029
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,525
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,386
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,107
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,005
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,877
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,787
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,746
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,538
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,530
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
1,910