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


SiSoftware Sandra 2013 SP3a

Sisoftware Sandra 2011 SP5

The Sisoft Sandra 2013 SP3a benchmark utility measures pretty much all of your system components, but we’ll be using it to focus on memory and CPU performance!

Sandra Memory Bandwidth

Results: The Intel Core i7-3960X and Core i7-4960X were both tested on the same Windows 8 system with a Corsair Vengeance memory kit running at 1866MHz with CL9 timings. The difference between the two processors was barely noticeable and were around 46B/s.

Sandra Multimedia

Results: The Intel Core i7-4960X was found to be ~3.2% faster than the Intel Core i7-3960X CPU in the Sandra Multi-Media Processor benchmark.


Results: The Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E processor was 6% faster than the Core i7-3960X Sandy Bridge-E processor when it came to Cryptographic bandwidth.

Sandra Arithmetic Benchmark

Results: In the CPU Arithmetic benchmark the Core i7-4960X was 5.0% faster than the Core i7 3960X CPU and 21% faster than the Core i7-4770K ‘Haswell’ CPU.