Atom x7-E3950: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

Atom x7-E3950
2014
4 cores / 4 threads
1.21

It provides poor benchmark performance at 1.21% of a leader's which is Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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Summary

Intel started Atom x7-E3950 sales 30 August 2014 at a recommended price of $57. This is an 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.

General info

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

Place in performance ranking2212
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
Series7x Intel Atom
Architecture codenameApollo Lake (2016)
Release date30 August 2014 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$57of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$377 (6.6x MSRP)of 17802 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

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 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache56K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache2 MB (shared)of 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Maximum core temperature110 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)103 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

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 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketIntel BGA 1296
Power consumption (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, DDR4
Maximum memory size8 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Atom x7-E3950.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 505

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
PCI Express lanes4of 128 (EPYC 9654)

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.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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 1.21

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%

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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: 42%

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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: 42%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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 is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

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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: 15%

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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%

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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: 13%

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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: 13%

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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: 13%

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Gaming performance

Relative performance

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


Core i5-2510E 100.83
Atom x7-E3950 100
A8-5550M 99.17

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Atom x7-E3950 is A8-5550M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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

A10-7400P 110.74
A10-4600M 103.31
A10 Pro-7350B 102.48
Atom x7-E3950 100
A8-5550M 99.17
A8-5557M 95.87
A10-5745M 95.04

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