Intel Core i7-980X Six-Core Processor Extreme Edition Review

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Cinebench R11.5

MAXON; 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 10

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 R10 Results

Benchmark Results: Running Cinebench R11.5 in 64-bit mode showed that the Intel Core i7 980X processor was 49.4% faster than the Intel Core i7 975 processor.  This makes sense due to the fact that the 32nm 980X processor features Hyper-Threading and therefore is capable of handling 50% more threads (12 versus 8). Running the benchmark on just one core showed the performance on the two Intel processors as being identical. 

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