Intel Core i7-3960X Review

Memory Speed

Intel Core i7-3960X Review

As we have a new RAM kit and a new chipset we felt it would be worth looking at how much of a difference that faster RAM can make, when compared to slower, but identically timed, RAM.

AIDA64 - RAM Speed

The read speed is the biggest thing that changes between the different speeds. This has some impact in the copy speed as one would expect, but the surprise is that the write speed doesn't change at all. Perplexing.


SiSoft Sandra - RAM Speed

The Sandra bandwidth test does give us the linear increase we'd expect to see, and certainly has a large effect upon the cache and memory bandwidth, especially at 2133MHz where the i7-3960X and G.Skill combine to give nearly 200GB/s bandwidth.

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Most Recent Comments

14-11-2011, 03:11:31

40 minutes of x79 goodness <3Quote

14-11-2011, 03:21:12

I'm getting SB-E. Intel delivers again Quote

14-11-2011, 04:41:32

if the future SR-3 has two of these babies on it..... where do i sign Quote

14-11-2011, 04:44:25

Great review Tom. SB-E is totally awesome. Wish I had the budget to build a SB-E system. One can always dream? Quote

14-11-2011, 05:44:20

Brilliant review as always. Amazing performance at stock and Intel have done it once again .Quote

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