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Intel Core i7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell-E Testing:
SiSoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key functions of the CPUs.
Cache and Memory
AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a software utility designed for hardware diagnosis and benchmarking. I will be using the CPU Queen test that looks for the solution to the "Queens" problem on a 10x10 chessboard. This tests the branch prediction capabilities of the processor. The FPU Mandel test measures double precision floating point performance through the computation of several frames of the "Mandelbrot" fractal.
In my SiSoft Sandra testing, it's easy to see where the added core count improves performance on top of any IPC improvements. Inter-core latency most closely aligns with the Core i7 5960X. In the AIDA 64 testing, again I see that when the amount of cores are taken into count, the performance just scales well, driving it to the next level.