Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E Processor ReviewTue, Sep 03, 2013 - 5:40 PM
Futuremark 3DMark has three primary benchmark tests that you can run and which test you should be running depends on the system that you are benchmarking on.
- Ice Storm – For mobile devices and entry-level PCs
- Cloud Gate – For notebooks and home PCs
- Fire Strike – For gaming PCs
- Fire Strike Extreme – For extreme gaming PCs (extreme mode for those with multiple GPUs)
We ran the FireStrike Extreme benchmark to see how the processors would perform.
Benchmark Results: 3DMark Firestrike Extreme showed really nice performance scaling and showed the Core i7-4960X to be less than 1% faster than the Core i7-3960X in the overall test. In the Physics section of the benchmark the Core i7-4960X was found to be nearly 7% faster!