Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.
Drivers used for testing:
The Intel P67 platform we used for video cards was running on the ASUS P67 Deluxe motherboard. Kingston Genesis memory was used in a 4x2GB configuration running at 1333MHz with 1.5v and 9-9-9-21-1t timings.
Intel Sandy Bridge Test Bench
|Processor||Intel Core i7 2500K||Live Pricing|
|Motherboard||ASUS P67 Deluxe||Live Pricing|
|Memory||Kingston Genesis 2133MHz||Live Pricing|
|Hard Drive||Crucial 128GB M4 SSD||Live Pricing|
|Video Card||Diamond HD 7970||Live Pricing|
|CPU cooler||Corsair A70||Live Pricing|
|Chassis||None – Open Bench|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX850||Live Pricing|