Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

wPrime95 and x264

Intel Core i7-5960X Review

Calculation

We would imagine that having two extra cores on hand will be particularly beneficial in calculation heavy benchmarks, and so it proves. A stock i7-5960X is already 1.2 and 25 seconds faster than a near 5GHz i7-4690X, but once we overclock this latest Haswell E CPU then the benefits become so large it's hard to quantify them. Who would ever have imagined that on standard cooling with an off-the-shelf CPU you can get a wPrime95 1024M result of under 100 seconds?

If wPrime95 doesn't float your boat then the x264 Benchmark is equally impressive. Despite giving up 500MHz in clock speed for its 2 extra cores the overclocked i7-5960X gets 50% faster encoding than the already mighty i7-4960X.

wPrime95

Intel Core i7-5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

x264 Benchmark v5

Intel Core i7-5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe  

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Most Recent Comments

29-08-2014, 11:50:13

Thelosouvlakia
It's like Christmas! *^* Yay!Quote

29-08-2014, 11:52:15

barnsley
I keep looking at the benchmarks and having to tell myself I don't need one.
I really want it :/Quote

29-08-2014, 12:24:10

Zoot
Gah, I don't think I'll bother with X99. I don't need 12 threads, and while affording it is a non-issue, I just can't justify spending nearly €1000 on a motherboard, CPU and 16GB of DDR4.

Performance on the other hand, particularly a workstation, there's no beating it. Although it's a pity the turbo frequencies are as low as they are though. The two 8-core Xeon E5-2687V2's that are in my workstation at work turbo up to 4GHz. No way Intel is going to sacrifice their huge margin Xeon business though. Quote

29-08-2014, 12:36:23

NeverBackDown
Everyone wants it but doesn't that pricey premium

I'd buy one second hand if i could at the right priceQuote

29-08-2014, 12:50:06

Dicehunter
Great review.

Wow Tomb Raider really benefits from the extra cores, Wish they would of done like they did with the last gen though, 4930K had the same cores as the extreme version.

Not out of my price range but it would be wasted on me due to only gaming with 1 GPU and not needing a gazillion gigs of ram Quote
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