Intel Atom x7-E3950: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Atom x7-E3950
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Year of release 2016
Performance 1.85

Summary

Intel started Intel Atom x7-E3950 sales 10 October 2016 at a recommended price of $57. This is Apollo Lake architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel BGA 1296 processor with a TDP of 12 Watt and a maximum temperature of 103 °C. It supports DDR3, DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

1.85%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Atom x7-E3950 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2001
Market segmentLaptop
Series7x Intel Atom
Architecture codenameApollo Lake (2016)
Release date10 October 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$57of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$377 (6.6x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads4
Base clock speed1.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache56K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache2 MB (shared)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature110 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)103 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Atom x7-E3950 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketIntel BGA 1296
Thermal design power (TDP)12 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Atom x7-E3950. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Atom x7-E3950's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR4of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size8 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Atom x7-E3950.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 505

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes4of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Atom x7-E3950. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Atom x7-E3950 1.85
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Atom x7-E3950 1864

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Atom x7-E3950 923

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Atom x7-E3950 1304

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Atom x7-E3950 3769

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Atom x7-E3950 2152

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

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Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Atom x7-E3950 0.5

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

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WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Atom x7-E3950 725

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

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x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

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Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Atom x7-E3950 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Atom x7-E3950 by AMD is A8-5550M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Atom x7-E3950:

AMD 3015Ce 112.97
Intel Atom x7-E3950 100
AMD A8-5550M 99.46
AMD A8-6410 94.59

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