Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

Sisoft Sandra

Intel Core i7-5960X Review

SiSoft Sandra

With so much raw processing power, 16 threads no less, it's not a big shock to see the i7-5960X topping the graphs. You better get used to us saying that because it's going to happen all through this review. The extra clockspeed of the overclocked i7-4960X keeps things close in the Arithmetic test, but there is no escaping the number crunching performance in the MultiMedia benchmark. Run the test yourself, then weep at the possibilities.

Arithmetic

Intel Core i7-5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

MultiMedia

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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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