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Intel Sandy Bridge Extreme Core i7 3960X Review

ccokeman    -   November 14, 2011
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Settings

  • 4x AA
  • 16x AF
  • Global settings = High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this game, the 3960X seems to have an advantage. At 1680x1050, it delivered performance numbers above the comparison processors. As the video card becomes the limiting factor at 1920x1080, it still averages above the field, though the small difference at 1920x1080 is not enough to feel in-game.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: DX79SI
  3. Closer Look: Intel RTS2011LC Liquid Cooling solution
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  6. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, GeekBench, Bibble 5
  7. Testing: Office 2007, POV-Ray, ProShow Gold, HandBrake
  8. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2011, AIDA 64
  9. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HD Tune, PCMark 7
  10. Testing: Aliens vs. Predator
  11. Testing: Civilization V
  12. Testing: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  13. Testing: 3DMark 11
  14. Upcoming Reviews
  15. Conclusion
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