Intel’s Mighty Dual Xeon Beast – V8 Platform Preview

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The Intel Test System

Testing Procedure:

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 2 and DirectX 9.0c. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. All of the modules were run in dual channel mode! The memory on the Intel and AMD test platforms with DDR2 memory was run with Corsair PC2-6400C3 memory running 4GB at 3-4-3-9 2T timings at 800MHz except for the Intel quad-core system as it was run at 3-3-3-9. The memory timings on the Quad FX system were set to 4-4-4-12 and the V8 system was set to 5-5-5 at 667MHz.

Here is the AMD Scoket AM2 Test platform:

 

AMD AM2 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

All AMD AM2 Processors

Motherboard

DFI NF590 SLI-M2R 

Memory

Corsair PC2-6400C3

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

2x Western Digital 500MB

Cooling

Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

PC Power & Cooling 1KW

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

Here is the Intel Test Platform:

 

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

All LGA775 Processors

Motherboard

Intel D975XBX rev304

Memory

Corsair PC2-6400C3

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

2x Western Digital 500MB

Cooling

Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

PC Power & Cooling 1KW

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

Here is the Intel Quad-Core Test Platform:

 

Intel Quad-Core Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

All LGA775 Processors

Motherboard

eVGA 680i SLI

Memory

Corsair PC2-8888 Dominator

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

2x Western Digital 500MB

Cooling

Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

PC Power & Cooling 1KW

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

Let’s move on and take a look at the testing!

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