Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review

wPrime95 and x264

Intel X79 Core i7-4960X Review

wPrime95

The extra performance per MHz shows up again in wPrime95. The i7-4960X is 3 tenths of a second faster in the 32M place test at stock, and 2 tenths of a second quicker when overclocked, despite the clock speed being less than its predecessor. In such a demanding test that always produces close results to gain tenths is a mightily impressive achievement. 

x264 Benchmark v5

Onto encoding video with the x264 codec and the two chips are nearly inseparable, whether at stock or overclocked. Again the lesser overclock of the new CPU provides equal performance to the i7-3960X that came before.
  

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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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