4. 3DMark Fire Strike / Time Spy
The 3DMark Fire Strike results aren't much of a surprise. This test is mostly GPU bound, so the Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X's lower clocks relative to some of the other high-end Intel processors pulls their final scores down just a tad. Still, all for of these high-end platforms perform right in the same ballpark.
The Physics score of the Core i9-7960X was higher than the Core i9-7980XE's, although the two chips gave a similar Combined score.
The 3D Mark Time Spy becnhmark utilizes the DirectX 12.Again the new Core i9-7960X and the i9 Core i9-7980XE go side by side: