Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

AIDA64

Intel Core i7-5960X Review

AIDA64

So, with all of the preamble behind us, let's get down to some hard numbers. The unequivocal benchmarking.

Initially it might appear that the extra couple of cores of the i7-5960X don't make that much of a difference when compared to the overclocked i7-4960X. Yeah, but that's at 4.9GHz whereas the i7-5960X at stock is only 3.3GHz, which is 33% less clockspeed for only 25% increase in the number of cores. So that "better but seemingly not by loads" score is actually very impressive. Once you overclock the i7-5960X then the results become so big, so barely fathomable, that we almost have nothing to say. We're left dumbfounded. And the Memory bandwidth results are even more impressive. 60GB/s memory bandwidth. Whoa momma.

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Intel Core i7-5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

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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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