G’day Sir and milady! In this article we review, test and benchmark the all new Core i7 5960X (Haswell-E) 8 core processor and smack it on one of the long awaited X99 motherboards. Intel’s most high-end processor SKUs just got updated with three new models, the top dog being the enthusiast class eight-core processor series aimed at enthusiasts and pro-consumers. The Intel Core i7-5960X and other Haswell-E chips are released into the market in September 2014 and based on the new socket LGA2011-V3 infrastructure and DDR4 quad channel memory. The new Haswell-E series being released today features three models, two 6 core and one 8 core processor intended for the most high-end desktops anno 2014.

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