Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge-E tears up the performance charts

by Rafael Hernandez on November 14, 2011 · 0 comments

Intel Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3960X CPU processor image

The Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge-E is the mammoth new processor that will absolutely outperform every other consumer oriented chip on the market. Unfortunately it’s a bit of a costly upgrade should you be used to the awesome performance that is the Intel i7 2500K or 2600K but if you’re looking to eek out every single bit of performance from your applications its 6 cores and quad channel memory controller tied to 15MB of cache will go a long way towards offering that compelling system performance you’re all about.

One downside may be its X79 support chipset, which is a required upgrade due to the processor’s new LGA 2011 socket, and its miserly approach to SATA 6G ports… of which there are only two which leaves the other four SATA ports toiling in 3G land.

Intel Sandy Bridge-E Review – Core i7-3960X and X79 Chipset Tested @ PC Perspective

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