Since you seem bent on shooting down everything I claim, I suppose I'll have to go to all the trouble to run the benchmarks and make the screenshots and show you.
Like I said in my previous post, at least in cinebench multi-threaded tests (both R-10 & R-11.5), this thing -IS- faster than the I7-3960X LGA-2011 processor.
It's not the top in single-threaded though.
And I am well aware that the 3960X would easily top it if it was overclocked to 4.8 ghz as well. That's not the issue here.
The issue is the x58 platform can still compete with "the latest and greatest" processors @ their stock speeds if we push x58 far enough.
It's -NOT- a "old and dead" platform by any means what so ever.
To me I was looking at either spending $1200 on LGA-2011 system (And that's with the 3930K, (not even affording the 3960x processor), and a motherboard capable of 4-way-SLI-8x like my x58 classified can), or getting a 980x for my existing x58 platform for < $500 and overclocking it. I researched around online and found the 980x (if OC'd far enough) can match even with stock speeded 3960X and surpass it, and both LGA-2011 and x58 are both pci-express 2.0 currently, so I went with this option.
Cinebench R-10 Multi-Threaded benchmark lists:
- Lists I7-3960X @ 31491
- I7-980x @ 4.8 ghz - 37440
CineBench R-11.5 Multi-threaded Benchmark Lists:
- I7-3960x @ 10.52
- I7-2960x @ 11.46
- I7-980x @ 12.20 & 12.23 (I ran it twice)
Again.. I don't know about other tests. I'll hunt down a copy of SiSoft Sandra 2012 and try to run that in a little bit, I have morning stuff to do.Edited by kithylin - 4/24/13 at 12:03pm