Intel Core i7 3960X Linux

First tests of the Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition processor under Linux. Using an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit snapshot with the Linux 3.2 kernel. More tests are on the way on by Michael Larabel. Thanks to Intel Corp for sending out the Core i7 3960X, the Intel X79 motherboard, and the Intel water cooling kit for Sandy-E.

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December 11 2011
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Intel Core i7 3960X LinuxOpenBenchmarking.orgPhoronix Test Suite 10.6.1Intel Core i7-3960X @ 3.30GHz (12 Cores)Intel DX79SIIntel Sandy DMI216384MB240GB OCZ VERTEX3AMD Radeon HD 6900 2048MB (800/1250MHz)Realtek ALC892DELL P2210HIntel 82579LM Gigabit ConnectionUbuntu (x86_64)Unity 4.24.0X Server 1.10.4fglrx 8.91.4 Catalyst 4.6ext41920x1080ProcessorMotherboardChipsetMemoryDiskGraphicsAudioMonitorNetworkOSKernelDesktopDisplay ServerDisplay DriverOpenGLCompilerFile-SystemScreen ResolutionIntel Core I7 3960X Linux BenchmarksSystem Logs- Compiz was running on this system.


OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterC-Ray 1.1Total TimeIntel Core i7 3960X816243240SE +/- 0.69, N = 336.23


OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterSmallpt 1.0Global Illumination Renderer; 100 SamplesIntel Core i7 3960X1530456075SE +/- 0.00, N = 367

Timed Linux Kernel Compilation

OpenBenchmarking.orgSeconds, Fewer Is BetterTimed Linux Kernel Compilation 3.1Time To CompileIntel Core i7 3960X1326395265SE +/- 0.70, N = 358.76