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Written by Miles Cheatham - Edited by Olin Coles   
Monday, 03 November 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Intel Core i7 CPU & DX58SO X58 Platform
Intel Core i7: Platform Information
Nehalem Architecture
Intel DX58SO Motherboard
DX58SO 'Smackover' Features
Testing Methodology
3DMark System Tests
SANDRA 2009 System Tests
EVEREST Ultimate System Tests
POV Ray, SuperPi and WinRar Tests
Crysis and World in Conflict Tests
Intel Core i7 Final Thoughts

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Although not as dramatic as in SANDRA 2009, we still see a rather significant margin of victory for Intel Core i7 based systems. The only saving grace for the X3350 based system was its performance in CPU AES, but this was only by a narrow margin over the Core i7-920. A probable reason for this is that the CPU AES test only use the core X86 instructions which narrows the playing field a bit.

Again not as quite as pronounced as in SANDRA 2009, we still see a rather significant margin of victory for Intel Core i7 based systems.

Even the memory latency tests for the Intel Core i7 based systems surpass the X3350 based system by > 30% and this is running the two sets of memory at virtually the same timings.



# Retired computer builderCarl Stough 2010-07-01 15:04
This i7 is the most remarkable cpu I have had in my 30 plus year in computer building. It is very fast and seams to be flawles with many applications open at one time.
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