Intel Core i7 4960X 3.6GHz Socket LGA 2011
The Intel Core i7 4960X is a CPU supported by the X79 chipset and based on the Ivy Bridge-E architecture. The 4960X features 6 cores, 12 threads, 15MB L3 cache and quad-channel DDR3 memory.
Improved IPC performance.
Improved memory overclocking.
Decent generational increase in performance.
Significant power consumption reductions.
High PCIe 3.0 lane count.
Fits in current LGA 2011 motherboards.
Improved memory controller.
Runs hotter but only by a small margin.
Not Much Faster Than SBE.
Haswell Offers Better Single Thread Performance.
Lacks Support On Intel X79 mobos.
The significantly-cheaper 4930K will undoubtedly steal the show.
By TechSpot on September 03, 2013
Overall the Core i7-3960X delivered as we expected, the letdown comes from the Intel X79 chipset which offers nothing over the Z68. This is going to be a real problem for LGA2011 motherboards, as we expect them to fetch a price premium over their LGA1155 counterparts, yet most will likely be equipped with the same features.70
By Vortez on January 01, 2014
The Intel Core i7-4960X brings little new to the table. While that will be disappointing to most, we were quite impressed with the CPU. Sure it isn't the cheapest (by a long way) and it can hardly be accused of being ground breaking but what it does...-
By Expert Reviews on October 09, 2013
An impressively quick processor that excels at multitasking, but its high price isn’t in line with its...60
By PCAdvisor on October 01, 2013
Benchmarks show that the i7-4960X is the most powerful processor around in multithreaded tasks and when running intensive applications because of its six cores, but it's marginally slower than Haswell in less demanding single-threaded tasks. Its mixed performance, ageing ancillary hardware and stratospheric price means this is only worth buying if you really do need the extra power that its six cores can provide.70
By PC Advisor on October 01, 2013
Intel reserves Extreme branding for its fastest chips, but its Ivy Bridge -E range has been a long time coming – Sandy Bridge-E emerged in 2011 and, four months ago, Intel released Haswell . (See also: PC Specialist Vanquish 912 review - first...70
By Techgage on September 25, 2013
Intel's Core i7-4960X (and Ivy Bridge-E in general) is easy to sum-up, but not for the greatest of reasons. I'd love to be able to write that IV-E is a major improvement over SB-E, but it isn't. I'd like to say that it dominates the...-
By LanOC Reviews on September 24, 2013
When I first got my hands on the 3960X back at its launch I was blown away by its performance. Moving on to the 3970X Intel once again kicked things up a notch. Now today with the i7-4960X they have once again upped their game. The 4960X topped the...-
By FutureLooks on September 15, 2013
– Is the Ivy Bridge-E Extreme?Summarizing the Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme processor is like summarizing the Sandy Bridge Core i7-3960X and Haswell Core i7-4770K in to one thought. While it has a stronger core than Sandy Bridge, the Ivy...85
By MadShrimps on September 09, 2013
The logic step to move on to the 22nm process, even for the high end Intel CPU gamma, was just a matter of time. The observed performance increase is why we would label this generation as a logic evolution. The most shocking performance step I...-
By uk.hardware.info on September 09, 2013
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...-