Ryzen 5 3500U vs Core i7-4960X benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-4960X performs better than the Ryzen 5 3500U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3500U in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i7-4960X has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 3500U that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3500U. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-4960X has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 3500U. Also, the Core i7-4960X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 3500U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4960X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 3500U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.