Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe
So, with all of the preamble behind us, let's get down to some hard numbers. The unequivocal benchmarking.
Initially it might appear that the extra couple of cores of the i7-5960X don't make that much of a difference when compared to the overclocked i7-4960X. Yeah, but that's at 4.9GHz whereas the i7-5960X at stock is only 3.3GHz, which is 33% less clockspeed for only 25% increase in the number of cores. So that "better but seemingly not by loads" score is actually very impressive. Once you overclock the i7-5960X then the results become so big, so barely fathomable, that we almost have nothing to say. We're left dumbfounded. And the Memory bandwidth results are even more impressive. 60GB/s memory bandwidth. Whoa momma.