Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review

wPrime95 and x264

Intel X79 Core i7-4960X Review


The extra performance per MHz shows up again in wPrime95. The i7-4960X is 3 tenths of a second faster in the 32M place test at stock, and 2 tenths of a second quicker when overclocked, despite the clock speed being less than its predecessor. In such a demanding test that always produces close results to gain tenths is a mightily impressive achievement. 

x264 Benchmark v5

Onto encoding video with the x264 codec and the two chips are nearly inseparable, whether at stock or overclocked. Again the lesser overclock of the new CPU provides equal performance to the i7-3960X that came before.

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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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