Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

ASUS X99 Deluxe Technical Specifications

Intel Core i7-5960X Review

Technical Specifications

Of course if we have a new CPU we're going to need a new motherboard to test it on. We'll have lots of X99 offerings in the coming weeks and months, but for now we're using the ASUS X99 Deluxe to test out Core i7-5960X on.  The changes are highlighted in red and, as is often the case with a new ASUS motherboard, they are mostly a combination of the new hardware supported by the Chipset, and refinements of ASUS' own technologies. A lot of them will be a big change for owners of the X79 LGA2011 hardware, and fairly standard if you're currently running a Haswell Z97. It's nice to see the X99 getting the same high-end treatment it deserves to place it back at the top of the mountain.

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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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