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Intel "Broadwell-E" Core i7-6950X 10-Core Extreme Edition CPU Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: May 31, 2016 6:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Intel

Out of the Box Performance: 3D and Gaming Benchmarks


3DMark Fire Strike




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Resident Evil 6 Benchmark




Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark




GTA:V Benchmark 1080P




GTA:V Benchmark 720P




Ashes of Singularity Benchmark 1600x900




For the gaming benchmarks, I used a mixture of synthetics and built-in benchmarks that use the real game, and performance is improved when the games are CPU bound, such as in GTA: V.


Reducing the resolution of a lot of these games reduces GPU requirements, allowing us to see the difference the CPU can make in the game. Obviously, there are some improvements over the 5960X, but in some games, such as Ashes of Singularity where the game is extremely intensive, and DX12 helps reduce CPU overhead, the 6700K can still hold its own.

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