Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review
Despite ending up with a slower overclock, the i7-4960X is consistently better than the i7-3960X it replaces. It's only a handful of points but when you're looking for world record performance those last few points can be vital. It's a similar story with the CPUs at stock with the Ivy Bridge-E improving upon the Sandy Bridge-E in everything but the Fire Strike Extreme test. Even there it's a small difference because you can gain or lose 10 points with each run.