Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E Processor Review


3DMark 2013

Futuremark 3DMark Tests

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!