Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review

Temperatures and Power Draw

Intel X79 Core i7-4960X Review


With the reduction in die size and shrink from 32nm of the Sandy Bridge-E down to the 22nm of the Ivy Bridge-E there is a massive difference in temperatures at stock. 12°C at idle and 8°C under loading is an enormous improvement. The idle temperature of the overclock is similarly 8°C cooler, although the load temperature is the same because we always overclock as far as we can.

Power Draw

It's not only in thermal output that the i7-4960X is more efficient, as it draws significantly less Watts at the wall when compared to an identical system with the i7-3960X in it. This will save you a fortune in electricity if you have your system on for a reasonable amount of time a day.


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Most Recent Comments

03-09-2013, 02:53:14

The LGA2011 socket has failed to capture the public's heart, does the IvyBridge-E refresh manage to win us over?

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03-09-2013, 02:58:04

oh snap!! insanely awesome review incoming....Quote

03-09-2013, 03:30:54

These results made me laugh, reminds me of amd going backwards in performance lol.
I only wonder why did they bother spending money to release this cpu,does the x79 provide that many benefits over 2011? other than that its waste of time money,unless people actually gonna buy this just because its new lols
Whoever gonna buy this is not going to care about little power savings at all.

Anyway awesome review as always Quote

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