Intel Core i5-8650 vs Intel Core i7-4960X

Intel Core i5-8650
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3100 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i5-8650

Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Socket 2011DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2013
Intel Core i7-4960X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8650
    114%
  • Intel Core i7-4960X
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8650
    132%
  • Intel Core i7-4960X
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8650
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-4960X
    103%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-8650

Much higher single threaded performance (around 32% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
65 watts lower power draw.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i7-4960X.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4960X

None

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-8650Intel Core i7-4960X
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
Hyper-Threading

Architecture

Intel Core i5-8650Intel Core i7-4960X
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsIntel_IvyBridge
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameCoffee LakevsIvy Bridge-E
Release DateSep 2018vsSep 2013

Cores

Intel Core i5-8650Intel Core i7-4960X
Cores6vs6
Threads6vs12
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsNo

Cache

Intel Core i5-8650Intel Core i7-4960X
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache9216 KB (shared)vs15360 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-8650Intel Core i7-4960X
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 2011
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA1151vsFC-LGA10
Die Sizeunknownvs257mm²
Process14 nmvs22 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-8650Intel Core i7-4960X
Cpu Frequency3100 MHzvs3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4500 MHzvs4000 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevs1.35 V
TDP65 Wvs130 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8650
    5400 points
  • Intel Core i7-4960X
    4120 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8650
    22320 points
  • Intel Core i7-4960X
    26697 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8650 (simulated)
    191.25
  • Intel Core i7-4960X
    144

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8650 (simulated)
    1039.61
  • Intel Core i7-4960X
    1076

points - higher is better