Intel Core i7 990X Hexcore 1366

CineBench & wPrime

Intel Core i7-990X 


CineBench R11.5 is definitely showing its age with regards to the OpenGL portion of the testing. As we get further away from the release of the benchmark the scores have become less and less consistent, or even usable as a gauge.

However the CPU test is as robust and useful as ever, and it's not exactly a shock that the 990X manages a eye-popping 11.98. Far and away the biggest score we've seen and to watch the image render on this chip is a sight to behold.


1 Billion calculations. 2 minutes. Do you really need any more information than that? No replacement for displacement the saying goes, and our heavily overclocked, hyper-threaded, hex-core wonder definitely proves that.


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28-02-2011, 06:36:55

Today we look at possibly the last hurrah for the LGA1366 socket, the Intel 990X. Did you win the lottery this weekend? This is for you.

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28-02-2011, 06:42:49

I want one but too expensive for me, even the 970 is still lol but overall good review and a good chip Quote

28-02-2011, 06:44:37

Watched the video before bed last night and it does look like a beast, i'll never afford one though Quote

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