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Personally when looking at the tests and results, I'd really wanna say that this is the biggest crap I've seen CPU wise. Even phenom to bulldozer had better performancejumps, and within bulldozer series.

Here's a Swedish website that put up results from their testing: http://www.sweclockers.com/recension/17493-intel-core-i7-4960x-ivy-bridge-e/1

Just look at this:

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from what I see, I think it's bottleneck at the GPU, or the game doesn't use CPU much, so the extra CPU power doesn't translate to higher fps.. from the other tests, it does seem to perform better than 3960X/3970X.
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Like going from a 2600k to a 3770k..
Edited by Matt-Matt - 9/3/13 at 9:46am
 
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It shows a 2600k in almost all practical terms at the same performance as even the best haswell. Granted performance hasn't grown by leaps and bounds, but more than 1 fps.

Throw 4 gpu's and re-run, you'll see the 6 core ib-e/sb-e all on top.
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meanwhile....in an environment that it was intended for....

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That's still not results I'd wanna see on a CPU that costs $1000~ and STILL overclocks like its retarded brother.
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Originally Posted by Gurkburk View Post

That's still not results I'd wanna see on a CPU that costs $1000~ and STILL overclocks like its retarded brother.

and uses less power with the same overclocks? i'll take what I can get.

i mean, it is what it is at this point.. if you're planning on going with a 2011 system then you might as well go with a 4960x

otherwise just wait...
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It's the same jump as the 1155 sandy to ivy jump. I don't know why you're so shocked. It's still the best enthusiast chip. It isn't worth it if you already have SB-E, but on anything less it is a viable option.

We went through all of this when IB released the first time, I'm surprised we have to go through it again. IB is a marginally more powerful, but significantly more efficient architecture compared to SB, that's it.
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Seriously, what were you guys expecting???
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That's still not results I'd wanna see on a CPU that costs $1000~ and STILL overclocks like its retarded brother.

the best consumer CPU, so far it's hit 4.5ghz on numerous sites. Are you going to let the results of 8 reviewer CPU's dictate how well a CPU can OC?

Clearly this CPU isn't for you if you don't see the benefits, using a benchmark that's obviously limited by the GPU is quite telling...
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