Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review

CineBench and POV-Ray

Intel X79 Core i7-4960X Review

CineBench R11.5

OpenGL performance has increased massively thanks the extra PCI Express 3.0 lanes that are part of the Ivy Bridge-E CPU. We'd expect them to be equal as we're only running a single GPU, but there is no denying the result. CPU rendering is slightly better on the old chip at stock, but again when they are overclocked the difference is negligible.


Similar to our cryptography test, POV-Ray shows why you shouldn't rely on a single benchmark. Regardless of whether we're at stock speeds or overclocked, the i7-3960X has the better performance. It's only a hairs breadth, but it's there.


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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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