Appreciate the preliminary results, but with the significantly changed frame buffer caching and the new drop of MainConcept parts, it makes sense to only use either CS5.03 results or CS5.51 results. Not a mixture, that makes results incomparable.
That’s stating the obvious and has been stated.
5.5 was used for the stock X79 and the OCed 2600k and the stock 990x that is rather revealing in of itself
Only the stock 2600 was 5.3… tossed in for fun
stock for stock against both flagship processors 990X vs 3960X resulted in less than 15% gain. this is exactly what i had predicted in another thread.
Ah, but what is the real world price difference between the 990x and the new 3960?
Tentatively, the i7-3960X will be priced equal to the current i7-990X. However, an aftermarket cooler will be required for the i7-3960X since the retail-boxed packages of the new LGA 2011 CPUs will not come with a stock cooler at all.
That sucks! I was hoping for under $500.
You see, Jim, the 3960 will be sold as a Core i7 Extreme, which explains the near-$1,000 price tag. The lower-end i7-3930K (also an unlocked CPU with six cores and 12 threads, but with 3MB less L3 cache - 12MB instead of 15MB) will be priced in the $600-ish range.
Ouch, still kind of pricey. I was really hoping for significant improvement over the i7 2600K for maybe another hundred or two.
we have been playing more with this system, the numbers posted originally are remaining correct.
X79 3.3 6 core @ 4.5 GHz
4 WD 1Tb Sata 64 Meg Cache 600 Drives in 2 Raid 0 arrays
3 Layer - 29:08
4 Layer - 31.01
about an 11% increase over the 2600k @ 4.5GHz but @ a 350% price increase.
we will be benching the 3.2GHz 6 core next (more just to see its OCing potential.
i need to get ahold of a quad...
These are disappointing results. A 35% performance increase for 11% more money would have been much better.