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 Ocaholic on

Gamers are always curious to know what benefit they get from an expensive CPU in terms of frames per second. In this series of articles we will have a look at different CPUs, running at different clock speeds and with each article we will compare two...

By Ocaholic on

Once more we're having a look at gaming performance in combination with two different high-end processors. In this case we're rather curious to find out how much of a difference there will be between these two CPU's when it comes to theoretical...

By Ocaholic on

In our 3-way SLI gaming performance scaling articles we're going to investigate 3-way SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds. In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what difference 3-way SLI...

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 Ocaholic on

In our SLI gaming performance scaling articles we're going to investigate SLI scaling factors with different CPUs and different clock speeds since a lot of guys asked for this. In eight recent games and two theoretical benchmarks we want to find out what...

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 wccftech.com on

You may wonder why it took us so long to review the FX-8150? We received the processor last month and had to cover the Haswell Core i7-4770K first along with Computex 2013 which had put alot of load on me. But here we finally have the Bulldozer review...

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 theregister.co.uk on

Extreme PC Week Comparing high-end desktop processors that use the latest architecture from AMD and Intel these days, is a bit like comparing apples to walnuts. To pimp up a PC, there is only one company that really offers extreme processing power,...

By custompcreview.com on

It's been a long wait here at Custom PC Review, but we finally have Intel's top of the line LGA 2011 processor, the Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition along with ASRock's newest X79 board.So, for those of you who haven't been keeping up with Intel's...

By Ocaholic on

In this article we're going to check what's the difference in real life gaming performance between an Intel octa core, hexa core or quad core CPU. Furthermore in the system there is a Radeon HD 7970 graphics card form XFX. We're curious if there will be...

By VR-Zone on

Intel's Core i7-3770K (ES) vs i7-2600K vs i7-3960X, nuff said!We have also included a brief USB 3.0 controller shootout inside, involving the new Z77 (Panther Point) Native USB implementation and other popular solutions.Prior Reading Disclaimer /...

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 wccftech.com on 78

This is the fastest Intel processor that an average consumer could buy off a shelf today. However this power has specific uses and not one that an average user might need. If you need a blazingly fast processor for video processing or are in need for...

By firstpost.com 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...