Legit Processor Reviews
Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Processor Review
|Product:||Intel Core i7 CPU Series|
|Date:||Mon, Nov 03, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
ProShow Gold allows the user to combine photos, videos and music to create spectacular slide shows. The software provides the capability to share memories with friends and family on DVD, PC and the Web. ProShow Gold brings still photos to life by adding motion effects like pan, zoom, and rotate. The user can also add captions to a photo or video and choose from over 280 transition effects.
The workload we are using takes 29 high resolution jpeg photos and converts them to an mpeg2, widescreen DVD quality, 3min 9sec slideshow video file. The input photos are in 3872x2592 resolution and total about 170MB in size.
ProShow Gold 3.2 lets you share your slide shows in virtually any format and on any device. You can upload your shows directly to YouTube or choose from over 20 devices to directly output to including the iPod, Blackberry, ZuneTM and more. Not bad for software that runs under $70 and is optimized for eight-cores! Our benchmark testing wasn't at 100% load the entire time, but averaged around 95% during the testing period.
Benchmark Results: Photodex Proshow software showed that the Intel Core i7 quad-core processors do well with Hyper-Threading, but it wasn't enough to pass up the true 8-core QX9775 platform. The 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-965 was 11 seconds faster than the Intel Core 2 Quad QX9770, which is very impressive as they offer the same clock frequency.
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Page 1 - The Core i7 Series Arrives
Page 2 - The Intel X58 Express Chipset
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Sandra 2009 Memory Bandwidth
Page 5 - Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
Page 6 - Sony Vegas 8.0b
Page 7 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 8 - Cinebench R9.5
Page 9 - Cinebench R10
Page 10 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25
Page 11 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 12 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 13 - Overclocking Results
Page 14 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions