Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3Ghz Socket 2011

  • Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 3.3Ghz Socket 2011
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The Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition features 6 cores with Hyper-Threading for 12 thread support. This model comes clocked at 3.3GHz with a Turbo frequency of up to 3.9GHz and TDP rating of 130 watts. Like all Sandy Bridge-E processors it supports quad-channel DDR3-1600 memory. However unlike some Extreme Edition models, the new Core i7 3960X receives a massive 15MB L3 cache which is shared across all six cores.

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By TechSpot on 80

Three years later, we are finally able to put the X58/LGA1366 platform to rest, in what's virtually been Intel's flagship platform for the entire duration. Sandy Bridge gave the platform a run for its money earlier this year, but in the remainder the ...

By TweakTown on 91

The first thing we need to talk about is the price. Sure, the $990 US associated price of the 3960X EE doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who's followed the Extreme Edition line from Intel, but damn, it's still really hard to swallow. The 3930K with...

By uk.hardware.info on -

1,000 Intel processors through the years Not many things are sure in this life, but fortunately there are a number of things you can count on like clockwork. The sun comes up in the morning, we all have to pay taxes and last but not least, the most...

By uk.hardware.info on -

Late May we published a huge round-up of 45 desktop processors , followed by a review of Intel's fourth generation Core processors . Our readers immediately, and understandably, came with the request for a similar group test of laptop processors. It's...

By uk.hardware.info on -

On June 4 Intel is launching its next generation Core processors, also called Haswell. That means it's the perfect opportunity for us to retest all current processors and a number of older ones with a completely new test configuration. It will not only...

By bjorn3d.com on -

The Intel Core i7-3970X is no doubt the fastest desktop processor out on the market, but is it a big leap from the i7-3960X? Our testing has shown only a small increase in performance, which is expected with the 200 MHz performance boost that we get...

By The Inquirer on 80

While even Intel now admits that clock speed isn't everything, there are workloads where high frequency processors are favoured over those with more cores running at lower frequencies. One of the use-cases both AMD and Intel provide is high...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 60

Intel Core i7-3930K rating: 4/5 stars.Intel Core i7-3960X rating: 3/5 stars.As if Intel didn’t have a big enough lead in the CPU performance stakes with their Sandy Bridge family of chips, it’s gone ahead and released a new series named Sandy Bridge-E...

By The Inquirer on 90

The full eight-core die rollout is reserved for the server and workstation parts that are due for launch a month from now, so while the die has eight cores, all the chips Intel sells have only six cores enabled at present. How is the base...

By Tech2 on 70

When comes to raw performance and number crunching abilities, the Core i7-3960X is in a league of its own. When it comes to video encoding, the CPU gets to stretch its legs as it puhes past the 2600K. While all this power is great fun, other than a...

By BeHardware on -

Intel has driven home its advantage with the release of the Core i7-3960X, which is now the fastest desktop processor on the market. As long as an application correctly exploits the six cores at its disposal, there's no competition for this processor...

By Phoronix on -

This should not be a huge surprise, but the Intel Core i7 3960X "Sandy Bridge" Extreme Edition processor is one hell of a fast processor for desktops and workstations. For computationally-intense tests, the i7-3960X is a measurable upgrade over even...

By itreviews.com on 80

Review date: 12 December, 2011. Review by: Leo Waldock Intel's new Core i7-3960X Extreme processor marks the debut of Sandy Bridge-E. The E suffix stands for Extreme so it follows quite logically that Sandy Bridge-E combines Sandy Bridge Core i5/i7...

By crn.com.au on -

At the Intel Developer Forum, 2011 in San Francisco last September, the chip maker unveiled the DX79SI, its most enthusiast-friendly motherboard to date. And with Monday's release of the Intel Core i7 3960X, there's now a processor and liquid cooling...

By Atomic MPC on 85

Fantastic performance at a fantastical pricetag. Worth it if you know you need the CPU grunt, but overkill for the rest of...

By Techgage on -

As was proven many times throughout this article, Intel has once again delivered the world's fastest desktop processor with its Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition. This of course comes as no surprise, as it's based on what we already knew to be the most...

By VR-Zone on -

What to think? As for Intel, new CPUs are truly a step forward, although their price/performance ratio remains open to interpretation. Extreme-series CPUs are only fit for hardcore enthusiasts and overclockers, or the very few who require a...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The Intel Core i7 3960X is an ultra-high-end CPU in every respect. It's lightning fast with applications and games. Although power consumption is a little high, it's pretty reasonable for a processor with performances like this. The only thing that's...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

Ironically, when it comes to performance, Intel’s Core i7-9360X is the real Bulldozer. Since its power consumption levels are lower than the Gulftown-based Core i7, it should also deliver amazing performance per watt as well. Is that really the case?...

By iXBT Labs on -

In 2011, we expected to see three major events: Intel LGA 1155 in the beginning, AMD Bulldozer in the middle and Intel LGA 2011 closer to the end. The first happened as planned (quad-core processors for LGA 1155 arrived in January, with dual-core...