Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 10 September 2014 at 10:40 AM EDT. Page 4 of 8. 18 Comments.

The Core i7 5960X is a beauty, but an expensive one at that.

With x264 video encoding the i7-5960X was 35% faster than the Core i7 4960X and blew past all of the Haswell desktop CPUs.

The Core i7 5960X can build out the mainline Linux kernel in just about 42~43 seconds! The next best processor, the i7-4960X, took just over one minute along with the i7 4790K.

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