Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 10 September 2014. Page 5 of 8. 18 Comments

Using the Core i7 5960X is the first time I've been able to finish the C-Ray multi-threaded ray-tracer benchmark in under 10 seconds.

The Open Porous Media scientific test that's of lots of interest in the geology and oil drilling industries is a nice winner with the i7-5960X. While the OPM performance has been hitting a bottleneck with the Haswell CPUs and higher-end AMD FX CPUs, the Core i7 5960X with its eight cores plus Hyper Threading is able to bump its performance ahead of the rest.

FFmpeg wasn't able to take full advantage of the i7-5960X.

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