Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 10 September 2014 at 10:40 AM EDT. Page 3 of 8. 18 Comments.

With the HPC Challenge test that's loved by the super-computing community, the HPL performance of the i7-5960X comes out 38% faster than the i7-4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme setup. The i7-5960X was 53% faster than the Haswell Core i7 4790K for this widely-used performance benchmark. Of course, none of the AMD desktop processors pose a threat to Intel's high-end Core i7 space.

With the FFTE scientific test, the higher clock speeds of the fewer-core Haswell CPUs was of greater benefit than the greater number of cores with the Haswell-E.

The Core i7 5960X blows past all of the other processors under Linux with John The Ripper. John The Ripper uses OpenMP for multi-threading and appears to take full advantage of all sixteen threads.

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