Testing Setup and SiSoft Sandra

For our review of the Intel Core i7-6700K, we updated our entire suite of CPU benchmarks and thus we have a new set of results to present. We are continuing that with the Core i7-6950X. 

Test System Setup
CPU Intel Core i7-6950X
Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel Core i7-5960X
Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel Core i7-4960X
Intel Core i7-4770K
Intel Core i7-3970X
Intel Core i7-3820
Intel Core i7-3770K
Intel Core i7-2600K
AMD FX-8350
Motherboard ASUS X99-Deluxe II (Broadwell-E)
ASUS X99-Deluxe (Haswell-E)
ASUS Z170-Deluxe (Skylake)
Intel DZ87KLT-75K (Haswell)
Intel DX79SR (Sandy Bridge-E)
ASUS 990FX (Vishera)
Memory 16GB DDR4-2133
8GB DDR3-1600
Storage Corsair Force GT 120 SSD
Sound Card On-board
Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB
Intel HD 530
Intel Iris Pro 6200
Intel HD 4600
Intel HD 4000
Intel HD 3500
AMD 7660G
Graphics Drivers Catalyst 15.12 (AMD)
Power Supply Corsair RM1000x 1000 watt
Operating System Windows 8.1 Pro x64


SiSoft Sandra 2013 SP3a

The latest version of SiSoft Sandra offers up a lot of new features including GPU performance, OpenCL, etc. 

Intel Core i7-6950X 10-core Broadwell-E Review - Processors 9

Our synthetic performance tests start off very well for the Core i7-6950X, resulting in scores that are 29% faster than the 8-core 5960X and nearly 50% faster than the Core i7-6700K Skylake processor. Memory performance doesn't increase much as we are still dealing with a very similar quad-channel DDR4 configuration on the same X99 motherboards. 

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