At the beginning of September Intel launched the Intel Core i7 4960X processor as the long-awaited upgrade for their LGA-2011 platform. The Core i7 4960X is not Haswell-based but an Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition processor for maintaining socket compatibility and being derived from the Ivy Bridge Xeon.
The Core i7-3960X is a six-core processor that can handle 12 simultaneous processor threads; it does that via Intels Hyper-Threading Technology, which enables each core of the processor to work on two threads at once. The chip's base clock speed is 3.3GHz, 100MHz slower than its Core i7-990X predecessor.
Phoronix: Intel Core i7 5960X CPU Core Scaling Under Linux
With the Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E is an eight-core processor with Hyper Threading to yield sixteen logical threads, we're seeing how well this extreme Haswell processor really scales with modern open-source workloads as we benchmark the i7-5960X under Ubuntu Linux and see how the benchmarks scale with varying core counts.
The Intel Core i3 4130 is a Haswell processor with HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-core part with Hyper Threading that retails for about $130 USD. While we have been amazed by the performance of high-end Core i7 Haswell CPUs, how's this budget-friendly processor?