CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more. CINEBENCH is the perfect tool to compare CPU and graphics performance across various systems and platforms (Windows and Mac OS X). And best of all: It’s completely free.
The 3960X shows that it really means business in Cinebench with its raw computing power. When overclocked, it was in a different league and nothing else that we had available could even come close to it.
Super PI is a computer program that calculates pi to a specified number of digits after the decimal point—up to a maximum of 32 million. It uses Gauss–Legendre algorithm and is a Windows port of the program used by Yasumasa Kanada in 1995 to compute pi to 232 digits.
Super PI saw some interested results with the i7 2700k trying to take the lead at stock speeds. When overclocked the 3960X shaved off significant times, but theres nothing to say that the 2700k wouldn’t be the same when overclocked.