Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe
We would imagine that having two extra cores on hand will be particularly beneficial in calculation heavy benchmarks, and so it proves. A stock i7-5960X is already 1.2 and 25 seconds faster than a near 5GHz i7-4690X, but once we overclock this latest Haswell E CPU then the benefits become so large it's hard to quantify them. Who would ever have imagined that on standard cooling with an off-the-shelf CPU you can get a wPrime95 1024M result of under 100 seconds?
If wPrime95 doesn't float your boat then the x264 Benchmark is equally impressive. Despite giving up 500MHz in clock speed for its 2 extra cores the overclocked i7-5960X gets 50% faster encoding than the already mighty i7-4960X.
x264 Benchmark v5