Intel Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” Processor Review

CPU Testing – Benchmarks
Our first benchmarking program is AIDA 64. It has many different CPU benchmarks, the first two will are going to focus on are the CPU Queen and CPU PhotoWorxx. These are both synthetic benchmarks and higher scores are better.


Up next we have the ZLib and Hash tests. Again higher scores are better here.


Finally we have our AES test, which again higher scores are better.


Now we are going to move over to SiSoftware’s Sandra benchmarking program. Our first benchmark is the Processor Arithmetic. Higher scores are better here as well.


Moving on to Sandra’s Processor Multi-Media benchmark. Higher scores and better here as well.


The x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 encodes a 1080p video segment into the x264 format. There are two passes with 4 runs each. We average the 4 runs for each pass to give you what you see below. This is a multi-threaded test so it takes advantage of all the cores of your processor. Obviously higher frames per second is better.


We round out our CPU testing with CINEBENCH R15 64-Bit. This benchmark renders a photo-realistic 3D scene. All of the rendering is done by the CPU. At the end the software gives you a score. The first test is a single thread test and the second is a multi-thread test.


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