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Intel Core i9-7980XE and i9-7960X CPU Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Sep 25, 2017 7:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Intel

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Resident Evil seems to prefer frequency over cores, but the overclocked 7980XE takes the crown as usual. While GTA:V seems to like the combination of cores and frequency, and the 7980XE and 7960X perform very well with the game and hit the GPU bottleneck. Rise of the Tomb Raider is really digging the cores as is Ashes of the Singularity.

 

In fact, Ashes of the Singularity can really take advantage of the CPU; it's a match made in heaven. The results we see here are the Skylake-X HCC parts hitting the GPU bottleneck, and while the results might be in line with Kaby Lake parts, the minimum FPS is still higher on Kaby Lake in many cases.

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