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Intel Core i7 3970X Extreme Edition (Sandy Bridge-E) CPU Review - PassMark PerformanceTest

We're checking out the new Core i7 3970X EE from Intel. The only thing probably more insane than its performance is its price tag. Intel's top-dog is in the house!

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 28, 2012 5:25 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: Intel

PassMark PerformanceTest

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 7.0.1021

Developer Homepage: http://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm

Product Homepage: http://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm

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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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We again see little difference between the two Extreme Edition CPUs here with the newer 3970X sneaking ahead sometimes and other times it falling just behind due to the 100MHz difference in clock speeds doing very little and fluctuation being thrown into the equation.

 

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PassMark memory testing has always been interesting as it's favored the quad channel setup over AIDA64. Here you can see strong performance from our 3970X EE setup and even strong performance when we overclock.

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