Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i7-3960X Sandy Bridge-E Processor Review
|Product:||Intel Core i7-3960X CPU|
|Date:||Mon, Nov 14, 2011 - 02:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware. 3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.
The Performance settings were used for testing, so a resolution of 1280x1024 was used.
Benchmark Results: The Intel Core i7-3960X beat all the other processors in 3DMark Vantage! All of the processors were tested on platforms using AMD Radeon HD 6950 video cards with Catalyst 11.10 drivers. You can see some pretty good scaling here as there is a 8550 3DMark difference (59%) between the Intel Core i7-3960X and the AMD FX-4100.
Benchmark Results: The differences seen on the GPU test were a little closer as it looks like we were becoming GPU limited by the Radeon HD 6950 at the top of the chart.
Benchmark Results: The CPU benchmark results in 3DMark Vantage are impressive looking as the Intel Core i7-3960 Sandy Bridge-E processor dominates all of the others in the chart by a good distance. This is also the first stock processor that we have ever had break the 40,000 point mark in this application. The Intel Core i7-3960X is more than twice as fast as the AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer processor!
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Page 1 - Intel Sandy Bridge-E LGA 2011 CPUs Arrive
Page 2 - The Intel X79 Express Chipset & DX79SI Mobo
Page 3 - 32 in 32 Promotional Unboxing
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - SiSoftware Sandra 2011 SP5
Page 6 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 7 - CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5
Page 8 - Handbrake
Page 9 - POV-Ray 3.7 RC3
Page 10 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 11 - PCMark 7
Page 12 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 13 - Resident Evil 5
Page 14 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 15 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 16 - Total System Power Consumption
Page 17 - Intel Core i7-3960X CPU Air Temp Testing
Page 18 - Intel Core i7-3960X CPU Water Temp Testing
Page 19 - Core i7-3960X CPU Overclocking
Page 20 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions