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Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition
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Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition

Overall rating 7/10

The Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition is a six-core CPU with a clock speed of 3.6GHz (4.0GHz with Turbo Boost). Its multiplier is unlocked for overclocking.

Fastest 6-core processor
Updated overclocking architecture
Limited gains over Sandy Bridge-E CPUs
Little improvement in power consumption

Product Specification

Processor Name Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition
Processor Model Core i7-4960X
Rated Processor Frequency 3.6GHz
Max Processor Frequency 4.0GHz
No. of Cores 6
Base Clock 100MHz
Bus Type DMI2
Bus Speed up to 5GT/s (PCIe 2.0 4x)
L1 Cache (data + instruction)
  • 6 x 32 KB instruction caches
  • 6 x 32 KB data caches
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 15MB
Memory Controller Integrated Quad Channel (up to DDR3-1866)
PCIe Controller
  • Support for PCIe 3.0 (8.0 GT/s), PCIe 2.0 (5.0 GT/s), and PCIe (2.5 GT/s)
  • Provides up to 40 lanes of PCIe bandwidth for PCIe devices
TDP (W) 130
Instruction Set Support MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Execute Disable Bit Yes
64-bit Processing Technology Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) / AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Yes
Virtualization Technology Yes (VT-x)
Packaging LGA2011
Process Technology 22nm
Processor Codename Ivy Bridge-E
Die Size 257 mm squared
No. of Transistors 1.86 billion