Lab Tested: Intel Core I7-3960x Extreme Edition
Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:52 AM
Get over it.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:49 AM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:51 AM
There are applications, and some particular games that seem to be very sensitive to the amount of cache on the chip. If you need the absolute fastest, that .1% difference in specs could make up about 10% more performance - if you rally need it.
That said, I have noticed the exact same trend - only testing the extreme ed.
Anyone test the lower end version?! I want to see THOSE performance numbers. I would also like to see them with the latest games that rape CPU's. BF3 is entirely GPU bound, no need for that one. But Skyrim appears to be extremely CPU sensitive. How well does a GTX 580 and the 3960 do on ultra quality settings at 2048x1156 or higher?
Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:16 PM
Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:44 AM