AMD FX-6330 vs Intel Core i7-2960XM

Physical Specifications

Socket AMD Socket AM3+ Intel Socket G2 (988B)
Process size 32 nm 32 nm
Transistors 1,200 million 1,160 million
Die size 315 mm² 216 mm²
Package FC-PGA rPGA
Foundry Intel

Performance

Frequency 3.6 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock up to 4.2 GHz up to 3.7 GHz
Base clock 200 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 18.0x 27.0x
Multiplier unlocked No Yes
Voltage 1.4 V
TDP 125 W 55 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Mobile
Production status Active End-of-life
Release date Dec 15th, 2015 Sep 4th, 2011
Codename Vishera Sandy Bridge
Generation FX Core i7
Part unknown SR02F
Memory support DDR3 Dual-channel DDR3 Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 2

Cores

Total Cores 6 4
Total Threads 6 8
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics Intel HD 3000

Cache

Cache L1 288K 64K (per core)
Cache L2 6MB 256K (per core)
Cache L3 8MB (shared) 8MB (shared)

Features & Technologies

AES Yes
AES-NI Yes
AMD-V Yes
AMD64 Yes
AVX Yes Yes
CLMUL Yes
CVT16 Yes
EIST Yes
EVP Yes
FMA4 Yes
HT3.1 Yes
HTT Yes
Intel 64 Yes
MMX Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.1 Yes
SSE4.2 Yes Yes
SSE4A Yes
SSSE3 Yes Yes
TXT Yes
Turbo Core Yes
VT-d Yes
VT-x Yes
XD bit Yes
XOP Yes

Notes

Notes This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking. It is branded under the Extreme Edition label.

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