Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review
A clear demonstration that you should always look at a product as a whole when deciding whether it's worthy of a purchase, we have two very different results in our cryptography tests. In AIDA64 the i7-4960X actually looks pretty underwhelming in the pure AES256 testing. With Sandra, which tests SHA as well as AES it's clear that the newer chip has an advantage. Even at stock there is 500MB/s extra when compared to the regulation i7-3960X.