Which to select
It is time to pick the winner. What is the difference between AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i7-3960X? What CPU is more powerful? It is quite easy to determine – look at comparison table. The processor with more cores/ threads and also with higher frequency is the absolute winner!
CPU Cores and Base Frequency
Who will win between AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i7-3960X. The general performance of a CPU can easily be determined based on the number of its cores and the thread count, as well as the base frequency and Turbo frequency. The more GHz and cores a CPU has, the better. Please note that high technical specs require using a powerful cooling system.
CPU generation and family
Some manufacturers complement their CPUs with graphic chips, such a solution being especially popular in laptops. The higher the clock frequency of a GPU is and the bigger its memory, the better. Find a winner - AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i7-3960X.
Hardware codec support
Memory & PCIe
Data encryption support
Memory & AMP; PCIe
Devices using this processor
You probably know already what devices use CPUs. These can be a desktop or a laptop.
Geekbench 5 software suite shows benchmark testing results of the memory performance and speed of the multi-core processor. The higher the GeekBench score, the better processor. Here the hyperthreading ability is counted.
We use Blender benchmark to trace performance of the central processing unit. Blender is the software for professional rendering and creating of 3D bodies which can also be animated. The testing results show you how fast the unit runs on the implementation of the multi-processing tasks. Here everything works on the principle that the faster rendering for 3D scenes, the better.
Geekbench 3 is the benchmark for Intel and AMD 64-bit processors. It employs a new power estimation system for a single CPU core. This software carries out the modeling of real scenarios to provide accurate results. The better the estimation, the faster your computer works.
Geekbench 3 benchmark supports AMD and Intel multi-core processors. Being based on MAXON CINEMA 4D, it allows obtaining the real comparative CPU potential. The higher the indicator, the more powerful and fast the processor is.
This synthetic test will help you determine the real computing power of a single core in the central processing unit. Cinebench R11.5 is based on MAXON CINEMA 4D and employs various testing scenarios and branded power analysis algorithms. The higher the estimated value, the faster the computations of a single CPU core are.
Cinebench R11.5 carries out simultaneous cross-platform tests on all the processor’s cores. By running realistic 3D scenes, this benchmark will reveal all the potential of your Intel or AMD single-unit processor. The winner is quite easy to identify - the higher the estimation, the faster the CPU is.
PassMark is one of the most popular benchmark in the world. It tests entire and overall performance of the central processing unit (mathematical calculations, compression and decompression speed, 2D&3D graphic tests). Below you will see benchmark testing results for the processor and its score. Please note that data can differ from the real-world situations.
The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.