Intel i7-4960X Extreme Edition LGA 2011 Processors BX80633I74960X

Intel i7-4960X Extreme Edition LGA 2011 Processors BX80633I74960X Add to MyBests

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The price on this processor is pretty high, but if you can afford it, then you should strongly consider it as a high-performance option. It costs about as much as the Intel i7-5960X, so comparing them is well worth considering. This model has six cores with hyperthreading to run like a 12-core CPU, while the 5960X has eight cores to run like a 16-core processor, but this one runs faster with a 3.6GHz clock speed that can be easily boosted up to 4.0GHz. The size of this model is quite small, with a 22nm die and low power requirements, making it a great option for a wide range of systems. One thing to note is that this model uses the Ivy Bridge-E architecture, so it works with LGA 2011 sockets, while the 5960X requires an LGA 2011-v3 socket. Keep in mind the socket type you have on your motherboard, as this can determine which of these two powerhouse processors is right for you.Rating: 4.75/5