Intel Core i7-3960X Review
Since we last tested with POV-Ray they have changed the benchmark algorithm, and so the only thing we can compare with is what we have to hand, which is luckily a Hexcore i7. Clocked to the same speeds as the i7-3960X we can see the pure difference in architecture, and the LGA2011/X79 combination is about 6% quicker, which makes a huge difference over a realistically sized render.
Demonstrating how well Maxon's CineBench takes advantage of every bit of power available to it, and how much power is capable of being provided by the i7-3960X. 10.39 Pts in the CPU side of the test. 10.39!! That's 1.16 ahead of the i7-990X and the highest CineBench R11.5 score we've seen that isn't overclocked. Stunning stuff.