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Core i7-3970X Extreme Review: Can It Stomp An Eight-Core Xeon?

Benchmark Results: Sandra 2013

Memory bandwidth and hardware-accelerated AES encryption/decryption performance are closely related, since the processor is able to crank through instructions as fast as the memory subsystem can feed them in. As a result, the LGA 2011-based platforms, with their quad-channel architectures, dominate.

.NET performance is particularly important now that Windows 8 is available, along with a growing library of Metro UI-based applications.

Chris Angelini
Chris Angelini is an Editor Emeritus at Tom's Hardware US. He edits hardware reviews and covers high-profile CPU and GPU launches.