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In the world of high-end desktop (HEDT) processors, Intel's Sandy Bridge-E processors are already well established as the best in the business. Expanding upon this success, Intel have recently donated one of their new Ivy Bridge-E processors to Toppc, a professional overclocker, from coolaler.com for testing. Early results show it to be between 5% and 12% faster than the existing lineup.
Here's how their new range sizes up to the existing Sandy Bridge-E lineup.
The Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E processor will be Intel's new flagship CPU, and their highest performing, when it's released. The benchmarks used to test the CPU includes 3DMark, Cinebench 11.5, CPUMark99, SuperPi and wPrime. Obviously this doesnt give a clear indication of real world usage, but it gives us an insight into the performance increase there is to be gained. Reports show both processors were tested in identical X79 systems, using the MSI X79A-GD45 motherboard. Below are the test results collected by Coolaler.com and collaborated by Xbit labs.
As the i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E processor is built upon the same 32nm micro-architecture as the Sandy Bridge-E, it's not surprising the results aren't mind blowing. The CPU will be compatible with existing LGA2011 socket motherboards and are rumored to be compatible with DDR4 memory upon it's official release later this year.
Needless to say, we're very excited about this release, and can't wait to install this behemoth of a CPU into our Gaming PC's.