12 minutes ago, Enderman said:
What do you not understand about "it's the same architecture"?
It is the same CPU as the 2600K with 2 cores 4 threads more and a higher TDP.
Maybe you weren't aware of this, but extreme edition CPUs have a model number that is 1000 above the consumer generation, despite having the exact same architecture.
A 3960X is not from the 3770K generation, it is from the 2600K generation.
This means that the single core performance is the same, and since very few games can use more than 8 threads, the gaming performance is practically identical.
Same with certain rendering programs which don't use many threads, such as adobe.
I guess you just weren't around back when these CPUs were just released?
Ok, I found some benchmarks on the 3DMark database.
This is a person with a stock 1080ti and stock 3960x running firestrike 1.1. They get a score of about 22000.
This is a person with a stock 1080ti and stock 7700k running firestrike 1.1. They get a score of about 23000.
Need I say much more?