Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core 2 Extreme Mobile X9000 on the Dell M1730
|Product:||Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Mobile X9000 Processor|
|Date:||Fri, Jul 11, 2008 - 12:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
This benchmark generates a picture (640x480) of the well-known Mandelbrot fractal, using 255 iterations for each data pixel, in 32 colours. It is a real-life benchmark rather than a synthetic benchmark, designed to show the improvements MMX/Enhanced, 3DNow!/Enhanced, SSE(2) bring to such an algorithm. The benchmark is multi-threaded for up to 64 CPUs maximum on SMP systems.
The benchmark contains many versions (ALU, MMX, (Wireless) MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSSE3) that use integers to simulate floating point numbers, as well as many versions that use floating point numbers (FPU, SSE, SSE2, SSSE3). This illustrates the difference between ALU and FPU power.
Test Results:The Sandra Multi-Media benchmark showed that the Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 was significantly faster than the other processors I compared it against. When I overclocked the Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 processor turned into a monster and stole the show as you can see in the chart above.
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Page 1 - Dell Offers Users The Ultimate Mobile Processor - Intel X9000
Page 2 - Overclocking The X9000 Processor
Page 3 - Power Consumption Numbers
Page 4 - Sandra Memory Bandwidth
Page 5 - Sandra Multimedia
Page 6 - Cinebench R10
Page 7 - 3DMark 2006
Page 8 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions