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Core i7-3960X and Core i7-3930K Radeon HD 7970 Gaming-Performance-Difference

Published by Marc Büchel on 10.02.12 (30207 reads)
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In this article we're going to check gaming performance of Intels latest Sandy Brdige E flagship CPUs when they're being supported by a Radeon HD 7970 graphics card from XFX. We're curious if there will be a measurable performance gap between these to CPUs regarding modern games or if the 100 MHz and three megabyte more Cache, which the Core i7-3960X has to offer, aren't enough to make a difference.





Specifications

  i7-3960X i7-3930K
Codename Sandy Bridge E Sandy Bridge
Socket LGA 2011 LGA 2011
Manufacturing 32 nm 32 nm
Transistors 2.27 Billion 2.27 Billion
Die-size 435 mm2 435 mm2
Clock 3.30 GHz (Turbo 3.90 GHz) 3.20 GHz (Turbo 3.80 GHz)
Cores / Threads 6C / 12T 6C / 12T
Turbo Yes (2.0) Yes (2.0)
Bus Speed 100 MHz 100 MHz
Memory DDR3 DDR3
Memory controller Quad Channel Quad Channel
QPI 6.4 GT/s 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 12 MB shared
TDP 130 Watt 130 Watt
C1E technology Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel Speed Step Yes Yes
Virtualisation Vanderpool Vanderpool
Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
SSE4.2, AVX, AES EM64T
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
SSE4.2, AVX, AES EM64T



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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