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 -|
MAXON; CINEBENCH R10:
CINEBENCH is the free benchmarking tool for Windows and Mac OS based on the powerful 3D software CINEMA 4D. Consequently, the results of tests conducted using CINEBENCH 10 carry significant weight when analyzing a computer's performance in everyday use. Especially a system's CPU and the OpenGL capabilities of its graphics card are put through their paces (even multiprocessor systems with up to 16 dedicated CPUs or processor cores). The test procedure consists of two main components: The first test sequence is dedicated to the computer's main processor. A 3D scene file is used to render a photo reaslistic image. The scene makes use of various CPU-intensive features such as reflection, ambient occlusion, area lights and procedural shaders. In the first run, the benchmark only uses one CPU (or CPU core), to ascertain a reference value. On machines that have multiple CPUs or CPU cores, and also on those who simulate multiple CPUs (via HyperThreading or similar technolgies), MAXON CINEBENCH will run a second test using all available CPU power. Again, higher Frames/Second and lower rendering time in seconds equal better performance.
Cinebench R10 was able to put a 100% load across all the cores on all of the processors, which makes this a great benchmark to look at multi-core platforms.
Results: Running Cinebench R10 in 64-bit mode showed a significant improvement in performance on all of the processors and the results were in-line with what we expected from running Cinebench R9.5! The Intel Core i7 965 was 27% quicker than the Intel Core 2 Quad QX9770 and both are 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