SiSoft Sandra Performance
The Core i7 3960X stands as the Intel's flagship processor, and even though it's not based on the newer Ivy Bridge architecture that's all the rage, it does sport Sandy Bridge-E DNA, so it's no slouch. As a result, AVADirect posted strong scores in our Sandra tests, aided by six overclocked processing cores, 12 threads, and 15MB of cache.
Slapping a pair of OCZ Vertex 3 SSDs in a RAID 0 config is liking adding a never ending supply of NOS to to a high-octaine sports car. In this case, drive bandwidth approached 900MB/s, which is far better than what you can achieve using mechanical hard drives. RAM performance was also very good in Sandra, aided by high frequencies and a quad-channel pipe.