Intel Core i7-3960X Sandy Bridge-E Processor Review

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Cinebench R11.5


MAXON recently released CINEBENCH Release 11.5, an advanced hardware
testing suite that assesses a computer’s performance capabilities.
CINEBENCH is based on the same powerful technology as MAXON’s
award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by
studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. The
new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test
the industry’s latest hardware, including systems with up to 64
processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the
expectations of today’s production demands. A more streamlined interface
makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straightforward.
Again, higher Frames/Second and point score equal better performance.

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 was able to put a 100% load across all the cores on
all of the processors, which makes this a great benchmark to look at
multi-core platforms.

Cinebench R11.5 Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: When it comes to multi-core performance the Intel Core i7-3960X scored 11.46 points, which is the highest score we have ever seen on this benchmark. That is also close to twice the performance that we saw on the AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer CPU!  It is clear that AMD Bulldozer and Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors are in two totally different categories.

Cinebench R11.5 Results

Benchmark Results: The Intel Core i7-3960X also dominates the single core CPU benchmark! That didn’t really come as a surprise after seeing how it performed in the multi-CPU benchmark!

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