Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X against Core i7 990X: Fight at the top

The partners have unveiled the web Donanimhaber a comparison between the Intel Core i7-E 3960X Sandy Brige pitted against a Core i7 990X in a battle of test to evaluate their performance. Intel wanted to demonstrate the performance of their next top-end processor Sandy Brigde-E, Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X LGA2011 socket pitted against the current top-end in the socket 1366, the Core i7 990X.

The test used to compare the two processors have been Cinebench 11.5, POV-Ray 3.7, 3DMark 11, Pro-Show Gold 4.5, SPECint_rate base2006, SPECfp_rate base2006 and SiSoft SANDRA 2011B. The result in the battery of tests show that the upcoming Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X is up 47.25% faster than a Core i7 990X as Intel's remarkable performance increase is due to the increase in performance IPC (Instructions per Clock) Sandy Bridge generation, also 33% higher bandwidth in memories due to the configuration that uses quad-channel which is supported by the memory controller (IMC) DDR3 and new AVX instructions speeding in heavy duty terms of mathematical calculations such as encryption.

The Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X is a six-core processor with 3.30Ghz speed that by using the Turbo Boost technology reaches 3.90Ghz. It also has 12 threads simultaneous process using the HyperThrearing and 15Mb of L3 cache. It is expected to make its appearance at the end of this year and early 2012.

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