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Intel Core i7 4960X Review


Intel Core i7 4960X Testing:

Office 2007 Excel Big Number Crunch: This test takes a 6.2 MB Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and performs about 28,000 sets of calculations that represent many of the most commonly used calculations in Excel. The measure of this test is the amount of time it takes to refresh the sheet.

















Lower Is Better


POV-Ray 3.7: This program features a built-in benchmark that renders an image using Ray Tracing. The latest versions offer support for SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing), enabling the workload to be spread across several cores for quicker completion.


Higher Is Better


ProShow Gold: This program is used to take a collection of images and stitch them together in a slide show, using a variety of transitions and effects, to make a compelling show you can share with friends and family. The workload consists of 29 high-resolution images that are stitched into a 3 minute video file.


Lower Is Better


HandBrake .9.8: is an open source application used to transcode multiple video formats to an h.264 output format. The test file size is 128 MB in size and 43 seconds in length.


Lower Is Better


Here again we see that at stock speeds the 4960X is the fastest processor in these tasks, many times by roughly 10% margins. Overclocked again we see that the 4960X, while clocked lower, offers performance similar to the 3960X clocked higher.

  1. Intel Core i7 4960X Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Intel Core i7 4960X Specifications & Features
  3. Intel Core i7 4960X Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  4. Intel Core i7 4960X Testing: Apophysis, WinRAR, Geekbench, Bibble 5
  5. Intel Core i7 4960X Testing: Office 2007, POV-Ray, Proshow Gold, Handbrake
  6. Intel Core i7 4960X Testing: SiSoft Sandra, AIDA64
  7. Intel Core i7 4960X Testing: Cinebench, HDTune, PCMark 7
  8. Intel Core i7 4960X Testing: Metro 2033
  9. Intel Core i7 4960X Testing: DiRT 3
  10. Intel Core i7 4960X Testing: 3DMark 11
  11. Intel Core i7 4960X Testing: Conclusion
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