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Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition (LGA 2011) CPU Review - PassMark PerformanceTest

The much anticipated replacement to the X58 platform is here. We look at the 3960X EE and the associated X79 chipset!

By: | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 14, 2011 8:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Intel

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Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers. Twenty-eight standard benchmark tests are available in six test suites plus there are seven advanced testing windows for custom benchmarking.

 

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While AIDA64 showed us an idea on the Cache performance, we get a really good idea of what's going on with the CPU performance under PerformanceTest. Integer, Floating Point and Physics sees just superior performance across the board compared to the other platforms. You can see that with all these tests and the other ones in the PerformanceTest run combined, a 3960X is offering us 50% better performance than a 2600k running at 5.2GHz.

 

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PerformanceTest also shows us slightly different numbers for RAM when compared to AIDA64 and this is something we've been hearing from people. You can see that looking at PerformanceTest, memory performance is 2x that for Write when compared to the 2600k.

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