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Intel Core i7 980X Review

ccokeman    -   March 10, 2010
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Testing:

Featuring all-new game tests, this benchmark is for use with Vista based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. 'Entry' is 1024x768 progressing to 'Extreme' at 1920x1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all default settings.

 Settings:

  • All default settings in each preset level
  • Entry 1024x768
  • Performance 1280x1024
  • High 1680x1050
  • Extreme 1920x1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overclocking only helps in the Entry, Performance and high tests as the Xtreme preset is all about the graphics card. At stock speeds the additional cores don't seem to really help out the scoring.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup and Overclocking
  4. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, Bibble 5
  5. Testing: Office 2007, POV Ray, PCMark Vantage
  6. Testing: SiSoft Sandra
  7. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HD Tune
  8. Testing: Far Cry 2
  9. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  10. Testing: Bioshock
  11. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  12. Testing: Dead Space
  13. Testing: Fallout 3
  14. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  15. Testing: 3DMark 06
  16. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  17. Conclusion
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