Intel Core i7 3960X (Sandy Bridge E) Review: Keeping the High End Aliveby Anand Lal Shimpi on November 14, 2011 3:01 AM EST
I mentioned earlier that I hit 4.6GHz on my 3960X sample, if you're curious about just how fast that makes the system have a look at this:
The 3960X at 4.6GHz is almost twice as fast as the Core i7 2600K! The added performance does come at the expense of power consumption:
Under load our overclocked testbed consumes 52% more power than a stock 3960X.