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Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition
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Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition


Overall rating 8.5/10

The 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition is a six core CPU with a clock speed of 3.3GHz (3.9GHz with Turbo Boost) and comes with its multiplier unlocked for overclockers and power users.

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Performance:
8.5
Features:
8.5
Value:
7
THE GOOD
Great performance for those who can wield its power
Easy to overclock
Frugal power consumption
Integrated 40-lane PCIe controller with Gen 3 support
THE BAD
Very expensive
No bundled cooler
Quad-channel memory architecture offers little advantage to enthusiasts