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Core i7-3960X and Core i7-2600K SLI, Triple SLI Performance Analysis

Published by Marc Büchel on 09.01.12 (20456 reads)
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With every new CPU generation it is interesting to see how performance scales with SLI and triple SLI configurations. One can for example see what influence the CPU has on gaming performance. Furhtermore overclockers as well as gamers can see how much of an improvement the new architecture is. In this case we're taking a closer look at gaming performance of Intels latest Sandy Bridge E processors and compare it to Intels performance desktop processors codnamed Sandy Bridge.


  i7-3960X i7-2600K
Codename Sandy Bridge E Sandy Bridge
Socket LGA 2011 LGA 1155
Manufacturing 32 nm 32 nm
Transistors 2.27 Billion 995 Million
Die-size 435 mm2 265 mm2
Clock 3.30 GHz (Turbo 3.9 GHz) 3.40 GHz (Turbo 3.8 GHz)
Cores / Threads 6C / 12T 4C / 8T
Turbo Yes (2.0) Yes (2.0)
Bus Speed 100 MHz 100 MHz
Memory DDR3 DDR3
Memory controller Quad Channel Dual Channel
QPI 6.4 GT/s --
L1 Execution Cache 32 KByte 32 KByte
L1 Data Cache 32 KByte 32 KByte
L2 Cache 256 KByte 256 KByte
L3 Cache 15 MB shared 8 MB shared
TDP 130 Watt 95 Watt
C1E technology Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel Speed Step Yes Yes
Virtualisation Vanderpool Vanderpool
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3

Page 1 - Introduction / Specs Page 5 - Crysis / Resident Evil 5
Page 2 - Test setup Page 6 - Call of Juarez / Far Cry 2
Page 3 - 3DMark 11 / 3DMark Vantage Page 7 - Street Fighter 4 / World in Conflict
Page 4 - Unigine Heaven / Stone Giant Page 8 - Conclusion

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Published: 2012/1/13 18:48  Updated: 2012/1/13 18:48
sehr toller Test.

Triple SLI lief wohl bei 8x 4x 4x oder ? Erstaunlich das nicht mehr performance verlust vorhanden ist!
Published: 2012/1/15 19:09  Updated: 2012/1/15 19:09
toller Test einer überteuerten Cpu die wer braucht ?
Vermutlich der " Normal User " ?
Und am besten rennt alles wieder nach wo sich Intel und Amd Fanboys
den Schädel enschlagen wie die Kleinkinder.... Gähn..... !
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