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I currently have a 3970X. Although I know the IB-E CPU is only up to 10% faster, I noticed that people have only been getting it to 4.6Ghz in reviews. I can currently get my 3970X to around 5.0Ghz on water. I have yet to see a 3970X vs 4960X OC comparison, or a multi-GPU comparison. Does anyone have any idea which would be faster if they were both on water? I know the difference is relatively small, but I have an opportunity to basically trade one for another and not lose a dime.

I just wish that there were an OC comparison of the two in order to determine if newer architecture (IB-E) or higher clock speed (SB-E) prevails in benchmarks. I guess based on currently available reviews, I can determine that the 0.4Ghz greater stock clock speed does not yield greater results. This means that if I got an IB-E chip to run at 4.6Ghz, it would edge out my 3970X at 5.0Ghz (in all likelihood). Is this correct? confused.gif
Edited by weinstein888 - 9/4/13 at 12:19am
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Even with a 0 cost trade, I would just stay with the 3970X. It's an amazing CPU and even better that you have it at 5GHz.
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