Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition On Linux
Posted on: 10/10/2013 09:32 PM

Phoronix posted a review on the Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition on Linux

Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition On Linux

At the beginning of September Intel launched the Intel Core i7 4960X processor as the long-awaited upgrade for their LGA-2011 platform. The Core i7 4960X is not Haswell-based but an Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition processor for maintaining socket compatibility and being derived from the Ivy Bridge Xeon. Over the Sandy Bridge Extreme processors, the Ivy Bridge upgrade brings 22nm processors to the socket and the top-end i7 4970X EE model is running at 3.6GHz with 4.0GHz Turbo, 15MB L3 cache, and has a 130 Watt TDP. There's been plenty of Windows benchmarks out there already for the Core i7 4960X EE while coming out today is our full Linux review with plenty of Ivy Bridge Extreme benchmarks on Ubuntu.

Intel hadn't sent over our Ivy Bridge E review sample until later in September so we weren't able to provide launch-day Linux coverage. However, in the few weeks that we have had the i7-4960X around for testing, it's been an incredible (and very fast) experience. To no surprise given Intel's substantial yet still increasing investment in Linux and related open-source projects, the Intel Core i7 4960X "Ivy Bridge Extreme" experience on the open-source operating system isn't worrisome at all.

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