Intel Core i7 990X Hexcore 1366

SiSoft Sandra

Intel Core i7-990X 

SiSoft Sandra

Processor Arithmetic

I think it's pretty obvious what is going to rule the roost throughout our testing, but in the Processor Arithmetic test the 2600K manages to make a good fist of things. Naturally the 980X is there or thereabouts and the older architecture and fewer cores of the i7-950 really hurt it.

Processor Multi-Media

Once into the Multi-Media test any potential smugness of the "buy a cheap 2600K" brigade is erased as the 990X is an atom bomb in a world of spears.

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Most Recent Comments

28-02-2011, 11:42:49

I want one but too expensive for me, even the 970 is still lol but overall good review and a good chip Quote

28-02-2011, 11:44:37

Watched the video before bed last night and it does look like a beast, i'll never afford one though Quote

28-02-2011, 11:49:59

good read

ill still stick with AMD thoughQuote

28-02-2011, 12:16:32

It is a great chip and maybe the best one from the i7 1366 famely, but the price doesn't justify the performance as it's the case in all extreme i7 CPU-s . Especially in regards to the new Sand Bridge CPU-s.

Great reviewQuote

28-02-2011, 12:18:32


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