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Benchmark Results: Synthetics

The 5 GHz, Six-Core Project: Core i7-980X Gets Chilly

It’s a little surprising to see minimal performance differences in 3DMark, since this benchmark has a CPU test. The differences seen in the chart below are almost as small as those of actual games!

PCMark appears to have a preference for Intel’s Hyper-Threading (HT) technology, handicapping our highest overclock slightly.

With HT disabled, the 5 GHz overclock appears to be a completely different processor in Sandra, and not in a good way.

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