Intel Core i7-3960X Review

Intel Core i7-3960X Review

POV-Ray

Since we last tested with POV-Ray they have changed the benchmark algorithm, and so the only thing we can compare with is what we have to hand, which is luckily a Hexcore i7. Clocked to the same speeds as the i7-3960X we can see the pure difference in architecture, and the LGA2011/X79 combination is about 6% quicker, which makes a huge difference over a realistically sized render.

 

CineBench R11.5

Demonstrating how well Maxon’s CineBench takes advantage of every bit of power available to it, and how much power is capable of being provided by the i7-3960X. 10.39 Pts in the CPU side of the test. 10.39!! That’s 1.16 ahead of the i7-990X and the highest CineBench R11.5 score we’ve seen that isn’t overclocked. Stunning stuff.