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Intel Core i7 4960x
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Intel Core i7 4960x

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Expert Review

Techware Labs
27 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Six cores, twelve threads, 3.6 GHz base, 4 GHz turbo, 15 MB of cache, quad-channel memory, and a 22nm die. The specs speak for themselves, the Intel Core i7-4960X is a monster. By now everyone knows Core i7 means performance.
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Overall 10

Intel i7-4960X Extreme Edition LGA 2011 Processors BX80633I74960X

18 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This processor has six cores with Intel hyperthreading that gives it a total of 12 threads. The latest PC games and high-end video editing software will run beautifully with this processor, and it can definitely handle the most demanding tasks you throw at it.
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Overall 9

Intel's Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme Processor Reviewed

15 September 2013
  • Summary: 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 Bridge and Haswell 22nm processors have very limited contact surface with current...
  • Pros: 6 Core - 12 Thread computing power, All kinds of PCIE Lane bandwidth support, Quad channel 1866MHz DDR3 support, Fastest CPU on the market, Costs slightly less for power users this time
  • Cons: Costs the usual premium, Limited thermal transfer surface and slightly hotter than previous generation, Limited chipset refresh support
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Ivy Bridge-E is here! Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition Processor Review

3 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The X79 Chipset has been a very capable enthusiasts chipset for awhile now but some features I think should really be available to the high end at this point such as more than two SATA 6G ports.
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Intel's Core i7-4960X processor reviewed

3 September 2013
  • Summary: So, these scatter plots with price and performance kinda put things into perspective, don't they? The 4960X really is the fastest desktop CPU overall, but it ain't exactly blowing my skirt up here compared to the 3970X. You know what would probably look great on these plots?
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Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme Processor Review

Hi Tech Legion
3 September 2013
  • Summary: System Benchmarks - In PC Mark 7, we can see that the category scores are improved, while the overall score is much improved. Intel boasts a 18% increase in CPU performance but Cinebench gives the 4960X a 12% difference in performance.
  • Cons: 6 Cores/12 Threads, Overall improved performance, 15MB (Smart Cache), Hyper-Threading, Improved Compute performance, Unlocked, Low Power Consumption, 22nm
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Intel Core i7-4960X (32nm Ivy Bridge-E)

3 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Ivy Bridge-powered Core i7-4960X is an anachronistic chip. Already superceded in terms of architecture by the Haswell range of processors earlier this year, IVB-E is Intel saying that it can release high-performance CPUs whenever it so wishes, with whatever architecture it deems fit - a thought...
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Intel Core i7 4960X Extreme Edition Processor Review

3 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Intel’s Core i7 4960X will have an MSRP of $990. It’s slightly cut down younger brother the Core i7 4930K will cost $555 and the only quad core the Core i7 4820K costs $310. Currently the Core i7 3960X has a tray price of $999, the Core i7 3930K has a tray price of $583 and the Core i7 3820K has a...
  • Pros: Exceptional multi-threaded performance, Decent generational increase in performance, Significant power consumption reductions, Backward compatibility with current X79 motherboards, Slightly cheaper than Sandy Bridge-E was at launch
  • Cons: Runs hotter but only by a small margin, Still an expensive and therefore exclusive platform, Overclocking potential in raw GHz terms has been reduced, Haswell’s 4770K trumps it in applications requiring 4 cores or less
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Overall 10

Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition Processor Review

3 September 2013
  • Summary: Final Thoughts When we covered the Haswell launch back in June it was pretty exciting because it was a brand new microarchitecture which brought many new improvements, a new chipset with new features and that meant new motherboards as well.
  • Pros: – Improved performance over the previous generation, – Better power consumption, – Runs cooler, – 40 PCIExpress lanes, – Quad channel memory
  • Cons: – None that I found
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Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E Processor Review

Legit Reviews
3 September 2013
  • Summary: The Intel Core i7-4960X costs a pretty penny, but outperforms all other desktop processors!
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