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It's always interesting to get hands-on time with unreleased hardware. We were recently able to benchmark Intel's upcoming Core i7-3960X CPU, comparing it to Core i7-990X, Core i7-2600K, and AMD's Phenom II X6. Will you be in line for Sandy Bridge-E?






http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ance,3026.html

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http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...60x-sandy.html

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Wow, yeah my bad. Can't believe it's been up for 3 weeks...
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It's interesting to see the 2600K reign over all in PCMark but get raped by the 6 cores in everything else.

I would have expected the 3960x to top all benches.
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The 3960X only stands out with its memory bandwidth, quad channel DDR3 is obviously going to beat triple and dual. However I wonder what gives the 3960x an edge over the 990X in Physics, memory bandwidth again?
    
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The 3960X only stands out with its memory bandwidth, quad channel DDR3 is obviously going to beat triple and dual. However I wonder what gives the 3960x an edge over the 990X in Physics, memory bandwidth again?
Better IPC would be my guess.
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for gaming you are good with a 3 core Phenom II/Athlon II and up...
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I get over 10k physics score in 3DMark 11 at 4.8 GHz with my 2600k and this thing beats that at stock clocks! Gonna be a beast!
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for gaming you are good with a 3 core Phenom II/Athlon II and up...
Not quite so, BF3 has recommended system specs of a quad core processor now.
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Not quite so, BF3 has recommended system specs of a quad core processor now.
ok, Athlon II/Phenom II x4 or c2q and you're good for gaming...
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