Intel Core I7 Reviewccokeman - November 2, 2008
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3DMark06 is one of the benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest is begun. 3DMark06 presents a severe test for many of today's hardware components. Let's see how this setup fares. The settings we will use are listed below.
- SM2.0 Graphics Tests: GT1- Return to Proxycon, GT2- Firefly Forest
- CPU Tests: Cpu1- Red Valley, CPU2- Red Valley
- HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests: HDR1- Canyon Flight, HDR2- Deep Freeze
In a head to head between the Extreme CPUs the I7 965 comes out on top in 3DMark06. The I7 920 is very competitive with the Q9450 across all four resolutions.