Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review

AIDA64

Intel X79 Core i7-4960X Review

AIDA64

A fairly inauspicious start for the i7-4960X. At stock it's very similar to the i7-3930K and i7-3960X, and the overclocked results are extremely similar. There is some improvement in the zLib compression test, but so far it's a fairly standard "faster core speed equals higher results" affair.

Even with the higher available memory clock speed we're not seeing a massive improvement in memory bandwidth. The quad-channel is still 33% slower than the dual-channel LGA1155/LGA1150 offerings, although the i7-4960X is a clear improvement over the i7-3960X.

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Most Recent Comments

03-09-2013, 02:58:04

epeets
oh snap!! insanely awesome review incoming....Quote

03-09-2013, 03:30:54

redline92
These results made me laugh, reminds me of amd going backwards in performance lol.
I only wonder why did they bother spending money to release this cpu,does the x79 provide that many benefits over 2011? other than that its waste of time money,unless people actually gonna buy this just because its new lols
Whoever gonna buy this is not going to care about little power savings at all.

Anyway awesome review as always Quote

03-09-2013, 03:35:22

garih
Quote:
Originally Posted by redline92 View Post
does the x79 provide that many benefits over 2011?
2011 is the socket on a x79 chipset motherboard Quote

03-09-2013, 03:36:27

PeeGee
Afaik x79 has always utilized the LGA2011 socket.

I think redline92 is mixing his z's and x's, meaning he's prolly talking about z87 vs x79 ? Right ?Quote

03-09-2013, 03:43:34

FTLN
Any reason why these cpus are kicking out such low temps at high voltages compared to there little brothers ??

Nice review again TTL, keep em flowing.....Quote
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