Intel i7 970 Review
Everest Ultimate Edition
Everest gives us a fairly surprising result. If we consider that these are identical apart from the multiplier being locked on the 970 and the 980X being branded an "Extreme Edition" then we'd expect to see very similar results, perhaps with the more expensive 980 just being slightly ahead. When at stock this is the case with the 980 just edging ahead. However when overclocked the 970 actually manages to take a reasonable lead. Impressive stuff.
The Dhrystone and Whetstone tests of SiSoft Sandra show again that at stock the 980X has a handy lead over the 970. Of course the likelyhood of someone having one of these monster chips and running them at stock is small. When overclocked the 970 again takes a surprising lead in all three tests.