Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review


Intel X79 Core i7-4960X Review


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, 02:53:14

The LGA2011 socket has failed to capture the public's heart, does the IvyBridge-E refresh manage to win us over?

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03-09-2013, 02:58:04

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

03-09-2013, 03:30:54

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

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