AMD Ryzen 5 4600G vs Intel Core i7-960

Price now 100$
Games supported 77%
Intel Core i7-960
Intel Core i7-960
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AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
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Price now 100$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Core i7-960 and Ryzen 5 4600G processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating1539503
Place by popularityno data20
Value for money1.0158.35
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesCore i7 (Desktop)AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameBloomfield (2008−2010)Renoir (2020−2022)
Release dateOctober 2009 (13 years old)21 July 2020 (2 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$316no data
Current price$100 (0.3x MSRP)$100
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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Technical specs

Core i7-960 and Ryzen 5 4600G basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Base clock speed3.2 GHz3.7 GHz
Boost clock speed3.46 GHz4.2 GHz
Bus support1333 MHzno data
L1 cache64 KB (per core)384 KB
L2 cache256 KB (per core)3 MB
L3 cache8 MB (shared)8 MB (shared)
Chip lithography45 nm7 nm
Die size263 mm2156 mm2
Maximum core temperature68 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data95 °C
Number of transistors731 million9800 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier-+


Information on Core i7-960 and Ryzen 5 4600G compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration11
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-960 and Ryzen 5 4600G. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2no data
AVXno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology1.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring-no data
Demand Based Switching-no data
PAE36 Bitno data

Security technologies

Core i7-960 and Ryzen 5 4600G technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-960 and Ryzen 5 4600G are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-960 and Ryzen 5 4600G. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size24 GB128 GB
Max memory channels3no data
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s51.196 GB/s
ECC memory support-no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataAMD Radeon Vega 7


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-960 and Ryzen 5 4600G.

PCIe versionno data4.0

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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.

i7-960 2.59
Ryzen 5 4600G 12.58
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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: 67%

i7-960 3270
Ryzen 5 4600G 15854

Ryzen 5 4600G outperforms Core i7-960 by 385% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 2.59 12.58
Boost clock speed 3466 4200
Base clock speed 3200 3700
Chip lithography 45 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 130 Watt 65 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
Ryzen 5 4600G

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Competitors of Core i7-960 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-960 from AMD is FX-4350, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-4350 FX 4350

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-960:

FX-4350 100
A10-7860K 100
Core i7-960 100
PRO A8-8650B 98.46
A8-7600 98.46
A10-6800K 97.68

Competitors of Ryzen 5 4600G by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 4600G by Intel is Core i7-11700T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core i7-11700T Core i7 11700T

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 4600G:

Ryzen 5 4600G 100

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User rating

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