Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Hex-Core Processor Performance ReviewMon, May 09, 2011 - 12:00 AM
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 straight forward. Again, higher Frames/Second and point score equal better performance.
Benchmark Results: MAXON CINEBENCH is a great benchmark since it scales for the number of cores and threads. The Intel Core i7 990X brings six logical cores and six additional threads giving it a serious advantage over all of our processors. During the SMP testing the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition scored an impressive 9.24. Firing up CINEBENCH for the single core tests, the new Intel “Sandy Bridge” processors were the dominating force. The Intel Core i7 2600K pulled out ahead of the crowd with a score of 1.55 while the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme had a respectable 1.25.