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[GURU3D} Core i7 3960X processor & MSI X79A-GD65 review

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Hey everybody and welcome to our Intel Core i7-3960X (Sandy Bridge-E) and X79 platform preview. A rather uncommon and slightly unexpected article to write alright, as the architecture behind both, the X79 chipset and the Sandy Bridge-E processors really (initially) were intended for the server platform, but somehow its finding its way towards the consumer channel.






http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3960x-processor--msi-x79agd65-review/1


Im sure you guys want to check this out.smile.gif
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Totally amazing, result in rendering are way higher then the older CPU. Game performance are not as stunning as the 2600k for example but still better.
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Nice review, glad I don't have to upgrade until Ivy Bridge is released.
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Nice review, although I really wish that other reviewers would adopt TechReport's new method of benching games with ms/frame rendered in additiont to FPS as it's a more accurate measure of the fluidity of the gameplay.

Hats off to you Intel, that's a fantastic chip....AND there's potential for more horsepower because the die shot showed that it was an octo-core with 2 cores disabled! I wonder how the full 8 core model would perform? I can't wait to see what Ivy brings to the table!
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