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Core i7-3960X About 47% Faster On Average Than Core i7-990X: Intel

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DO WANT





more benchmarks .. . . ..
 
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It "is up to" 111% faster. My statement included the term "on average", given the provided test results.
Still proves the point that the marketing percentages are wack.
 
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Still proves the point that the marketing percentages are wack.
I don't think anyone would question that, but both companies (AMD and Intel) use questionable math to inflate numbers to make X look like it's 50+% faster than it's competitors y chip, this is nothing new.
 
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Meh.... 6 cores is so 2008. Intel should have been ballsy and went with the 8 core

Im staying 1155 and just going Ivy Bridge
 
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Meh.... 6 cores is so 2008. Intel should have been ballsy and went with the 8 core
While I agree, I will reserve judgement until I see hard benchmark numbers.
 

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Realistic interpretation:

A cherry picked 3960X LGA2011 is up to 47% faster than a stock 990x LGA1366.
I doubt it was "cherry picked" (and not that it matters, they didn't overclock it). They probably just grabbed a hexa-core CPU off the line to compare to the previous generation of hexa-cores. Remember, an octo-core w/ hyperthreading is being developed too. Intel is confident they have the performance crown so there is no reason for them to work the numbers.
 
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That's true, but done right, cache can also increase performance as well. Leakage is the main issue when increasing the cache.
of course it will increase performance, without that it would be pointless at all!:D
but the amount of problems, more cache generates, exceeds the benefits by a lot;)
 
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I doubt it was "cherry picked" (and not that it matters, they didn't overclock it). They probably just grabbed a hexa-core CPU off the line to compare to the previous generation of hexa-cores. Remember, an octo-core w/ hyperthreading is being developed too. Intel is confident they have the performance crown so there is no reason for them to work the numbers.
I'm standing firm on it being a cherry picked chip, it cant possibly be retail and only an ES leaked will be dispute enough for me. [Chiphell better rebuttle]
 
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Cherry picked 3960X should be able to run 5900Mhz+...means bootable @ 59X multi
 

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I'm standing firm on it being a cherry picked chip, it cant possibly be retail and only an ES leaked will be dispute enough for me. [Chiphell better rebuttle]
Intel wouldn't publish numbers on a named chip if it were an engineering sample. I'd bet they got the Core i7-3960X and other chips ready to ship out the door but they're waiting for motherboard manufactuers to get their ducks in a row before they launch.
 
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Intel wouldn't publish numbers on a named chip if it were an engineering sample. I'd bet they got the Core i7-3960X and other chips ready to ship out the door but they're waiting for motherboard manufactuers to get their ducks in a row before they launch.
I hope this is true, I know intel is on a spending spree buying up all kinds of test handlers, at work we just sold them 35 units, and they are asking for more.
 
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It's as if AMD's Bulldozer architecture cried out in terror, and was suddenly silenced.

By a curbstomp.

From a mech.
 
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FFS... Was the new socket an absolute necesity.

Im getting tierd with this. AMD has 2 active sockets for the entire range. FM1 and AM3+.

Intel currently has 3 active sockets and a 4th on the way. 1366 1155 1156 and now 2011.

And thats without mentioning the chipset dance. even if the socket is the same the chipset has to be the correct one...

Please intel. pick 1 socket and make the damn chipsets compatible.
 
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FFS... Was the new socket an absolute necesity.

Im getting tierd with this. AMD has 2 active sockets for the entire range. FM1 and AM3+.

Intel currently has 3 active sockets and a 4th on the way. 1366 1155 1156 and now 2011.

And thats without mentioning the chipset dance. even if the socket is the same the chipset has to be the correct one...

Please intel. pick 1 socket and make the damn chipsets compatible.
Well then your going to be mad at AMD as they are phasing out AM3+ come the end of 2012 for another one.
 

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Recycling old sockets holds them back. Just look at AM2 to AM3+. What changed? DDR3, and that's about it. Look at Intel on the other hand and every new socket brought major changes. LGA1366 = tri-channel memory, LGA2011 = quad-channel memory, LGA1156 = DDR3 RAM, LGA1155 = GPU in chip, etc.

AMD fell into an advancement hole on AM2 so they had no real reason to push out different sockets like Intel did.
 
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Wow, Quad channel DDR3!!

This would have to over $2k when it comes out, surely.
 
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It's as if AMD's Bulldozer architecture cried out in terror, and was suddenly silenced.

By a curbstomp.

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I am so fucking confused over what is what.
i7, seemingly arbitrary numbers, and then a letter.

Is that a quad, a duo, a what? Is it good, is it better, does it make toast?!? And AMD are guilty too. Can I please just get a decent scale over what the fuck is what.

Oh and then there's the whole some iX use this socket, some use that. Can they just use ONE socket for ONE "species" of chip.
 
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#46
In a way it's sad that Intel is in a category of its own. At this level there is no competition so they will sit down and think how much to charge for this, based on whatever numbers that Italian name dude who's running the shop has in mind.
 
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FFS... Was the new socket an absolute necesity.

Im getting tierd with this. AMD has 2 active sockets for the entire range. FM1 and AM3+.

Intel currently has 3 active sockets and a 4th on the way. 1366 1155 1156 and now 2011.

And thats without mentioning the chipset dance. even if the socket is the same the chipset has to be the correct one...

Please intel. pick 1 socket and make the damn chipsets compatible.
Are new CPU models still coming out for s1156? Will any new ones be coming out for s1366 when s2011 is released? :confused:

Anyway, looking at SB and SB-E side by side, does putting them both in the same package really sound reasonable? No way :p



Wow, Quad channel DDR3!!

This would have to over $2k when it comes out, surely.
Extreme series CPUs from Intel have always been in a certain price range, don't expect this to deviate too drastically from that.


Cherry picked 3960X should be able to run 5900Mhz+...means bootable @ 59X multi
Are we already assuming these clock just like sandy bitch chips? :D
 
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Are new CPU models still coming out for s1156? Will any new ones be coming out for s1366 when s2011 is released? :confused:
Sandy Bridge uses Socket 1155... 1156 was Lynnfield.

There's been a rumor floating around XS that was first suggested over at [DH] that intel will drop prices on the 2500K/2600K from 219.99 to 199.99 and 314.99 to 289.99 to make way for a 2800K that will be 6 cores with no HT for 349.99 but this is PURELY speculation and i haven't seen any ES of it.

A cherry picked 3960X LGA2011 is up to 47% faster than a stock 990x LGA1366.
Why would it be cherry picked? SB-E is already on B2 steppings. Hell C0 will probably be retail.
 
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#49
honestly the change is socket is probably why Intel has better performance, they aren't limited by the socket/chipset.
 
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honestly the change is socket is probably why Intel has better performance, they aren't limited by the socket/chipset.
Amd wasn't limited by the sockets. They just decided to stay with AM2 to appease the masses and look where it has gotten them.