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Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz 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 i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz Good for Gaming?

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

Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA2011

Clockspeed: 3.6 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.0 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) i7-4960X CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel Core i7-4960X CPU @ 3.60GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2013

CPUmark/$Price: 8.07

Overall Rank:
1114th fastest in multithreading out of 4762 CPUs
1291st fastest in single threading out of 4762 CPUs
349th fastest in out of 1369 Desktop CPUs

Last Price Change: $1,250.00 USD (2022-09-27)

Average CPU Mark rating
Multithread Rating
10092
Single Thread Rating
2083

Samples: 523*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 13,544
Thread: 2,094

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz

Integer Math37,009 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math18,564 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers48 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting23,004 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,994 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression167,808 KBytes/Sec
Physics794 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions7,151 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,083 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 20th of July 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 15th of July 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 15th 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 20th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,246
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,478
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,154
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,624
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,048
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,896
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,285
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,755
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,535
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,176
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
10,092
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 20th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
230.73
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
182.48
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
168.31
Intel Core i9-12900K
149.21
Intel Core i9-13900K
135.26
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.66
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
55.41
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
8.07
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 20th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,630
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,166
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,033
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,920
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 i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
2,083
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL5068070 - Jul 07 2024
12194
BL2137981 - Jul 05 2024 [Overclocked]
11053
BL2137961 - Jul 05 2024
10042
BL2102061 - May 16 2024
11203
BL2072002 - Apr 07 2024
10685
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
As of 20th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
10,092
Intel Core i7-4930K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-4960X
9,400 (-6.8%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i7-4960X
12,283 (+21.7%)
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-4960X
10,326 (+2.3%)
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-4960X
9,831 (-2.6%)
Intel Core i7-3930K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-4960X
8,202 (-18.7%)
Intel Core i5-10400F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-4960X
12,192 (+20.8%)
Intel Core i5-10400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-4960X
12,133 (+20.2%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs Intel Core i7-4960X
11,608 (+15.0%)
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-4960X
11,475 (+13.7%)
Intel Core i7-6800K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-4960X
10,765 (+6.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G vs Intel Core i7-4960X
9,268 (-8.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Intel Core i7-4960X
8,731 (-13.5%)

Is the Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 20th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,326
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,271
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,030
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,525
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,386
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,113
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,011
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,874
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,788
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,746
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,536
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,534
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 3.60GHz
2,155