The i7-3960X dominated all of our results in AIDA64. A few that are especially noticeable are the CPU AES test that benchmarks the CPU’s ability to decode Advanced Encryption Standard. The i7-3960X did nearly double the performance of the i7-2600 and was also well above the 980X also. We saw similar results in the CPU PhotoWorxx benchmark, a benchmark that tests both the CPU and memory bandwidth. The Quad channel memory paid off with that benchmark alone.