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Benchmark Results: Media Encoding

Intel Core i7-3960X (Sandy Bridge-E) And X79 Platform Preview

Any loss of single-threaded performance compared to Sandy Bridge is made up for with a 100 MHz-higher Turbo Boost limit in single-threaded apps, putting the Core i7-3960X on par with Intel’s Core i7-2600K.

Able to use all six of its cores and notable architectural improvements, the Core i7-3960X is able to secure a first-place finish in MainConcept, ahead of the Gulftown-based Core i7-990X.

This is another test capable of leveraging Core i7-3960X’s six cores, yielding the top spot in our HandBrake transcode.

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