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2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition

Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition

Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition

Discover adrenaline on a chip. With the widest array of performance-enhancing features in Intel's new family of processors, the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition is the perfect engine for power users who demand unrivaled performance. You'll get maximum desktop power for whatever you do. Thanks to the combination of smart features like Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology 6 physical and 12 logical cores, 15MB Intel® Smart Cache, and Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions, the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition is Intel's most tunable, capable, and downright devastating PC processor ever.

Intel's ultimate desktop processor

    Undisputed leadership on compute-intensive workloads

Undisputed leadership on compute-intensive workloads

Whether you consider yourself a digital media expert who wants a "do everything PC," a hardcore gamer for whom "fast is never fast enough," a professional videographer who wants "no performance limits or barriers," an entrepreneur and media mogul who wants to run "anything and everything"; then you want the Intel® Core™ i7-3960X processor Extreme Edition.

SPEC* CPU2006

 

SPEC* CPU2006

November 2011

Desktop PC configurations used for extreme performance measurements

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Desktop PC Configurations

Intel® Processor Name

Intel® Core™ i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition

Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition

Processor speed

3.46GHz

3.30GHz

Processor cores/threads

6/12

6/12

Intel® Smart Cache

Unified 12MB L3

Unified 15MB L3

Motherboard manufacturer

Intel® DX58SO2

Intel® DX79SI

Chipset

Intel® X58 Express Chipset

Intel® X79 Express Chipset

Chipset INF file

Intel® INF 9.2.0.1030

Intel® INF 9.1.2.1007

Platform BIOS

SOX5810J.86A.0779

SIX791OJ.86A.0193.2011.08.09.1137

System memory

12GB (3x4GB) Samsung* M378B283DZ1-CF8

DDR3-1066 (7-7-7-21 1T)

16GB (4x4GB) Samsung*

DDR3-1600

Hard disk

Intel® X25-M SSD 160GB SATA2 2.5" FW-02HD

Intel® X25-M SSD 160GB SATA2 2.5" FW-02HD

Intel® Matrix Storage Manager

10.5.0.1027

Windows* AHCI

Video card

AMD* Radeon HD 6990

AMD* Radeon HD 6990

Video driver version

8.841.0.0

8.841.0.0

Graphics resolution

1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color

1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color

Operating system

Microsoft* Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM Build 7600, on NTFS

Microsoft* Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM Build 7600, on NTFS

Power management mode

High performance

High performance

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Product and Performance Information

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1. SPECint*_rate_base2006 and SPECfp*_rate_base2006 are capacity-based metrics used to measure throughput of a computer that is performing a number of tasks. This is achieved by running multiple copies of each benchmark simultaneously with the number of copies set to the number of logical hardware cores seen by the operating system. SPEC* CPU2006 provides a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware. The product consists of source code benchmarks that are developed from real user applications. These benchmarks depend on the processor, memory, and compiler on the tested system. SPEC, SPECint, SPECfp, and SPECrate are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. For more information go to: www.spec.org/spec/trademarks.html.

2. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance. Results have been measured by Intel based on software, benchmark or other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes only.  Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.  Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in this document.  Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of systems available for purchase.