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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 Size: L1: 512 KB, L2: 2.0 MB,

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

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2011

CPUmark/$Price: 8.41

Overall Rank: 855

Last Price Change: $1,004.91 USD (2022-10-29)

Average CPU Mark
rating
8452

Single Thread Rating: 1800
Samples: 633*
*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 Math33,138 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math12,323 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers42 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting21 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,576 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression138.6 MBytes/Sec
Physics719 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions6,133 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,800 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 3rd of December 2022.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 3rd of December 2022
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 3rd of December 2022.
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$1,004.91 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1681673 - Nov 28 2022
8671
BL1681548 - Nov 28 2022
8989
BL1679748 - Nov 26 2022
8558
BL1678227 - Nov 24 2022
9006
BL1674922 - Nov 19 2022
7410
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
As of 3rd of December 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
8,452
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
10,021 (+18.6%)
Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
8,254 (-2.3%)
Intel Core i7-3970X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
8,391 (-0.7%)
Intel Core i7-990X @ 3.47GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
7,092 (-16.1%)
Intel Core i7-980 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,879 (-18.6%)
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,465 (-23.5%)
Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,395 (-24.3%)
Intel Core i7-4930K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
9,350 (+10.6%)
AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-3960X
6,744 (-20.2%)
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
10,338 (+22.3%)
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-3960X
9,825 (+16.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G vs Intel Core i7-3960X
9,328 (+10.4%)


Is the Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 3rd of December 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,747
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,741
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,081
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,799
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,694
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,640
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,515
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,484
Intel Core i7-13700KF
6,312
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6,204
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
5,998
Intel Core i9-12900K
5,823
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz
863