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The Reviewed CPUs

In the tables below, we compare the main features of the CPUs included in our review.

CPU Cores HT IGP Internal Clock Turbo Clock Base Clock Core Tech. TDP Socket Price
Core i7-5960X 8 Yes No 3.0 GHz 3.5 GHz 100 MHz Haswell-E 22 nm 140 W LGA2011-v3 USD 1050
Core i7-4770K 4 Yes Yes 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz 100 MHz Haswell 22 nm 84 W LGA1150 USD 345
FX-9590 8 No No 4.7 GHz 5.0 GHz 200 MHz Vishera 32 nm 220 W AM3+ USD 240

Prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review. TDP stands for Thermal Design Power and states the maximum amount of heat the CPU can dissipate.

Below you can see the memory configuration for each CPU.

CPU L2 Cache L3 Cache Memory Support Memory Channels
Core i7-5960X 8 x 256 kiB 20 MiB Up to DDR4-2133 Four
Core i7-4770K 4 x 256 kiB 8 MiB Up to DDR3-1600 Two
FX-9590 4 x 2 MiB 8 MiB Up to DDR3-1866 Two