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Intel K Spec Core i7 875 and Core i5 655 Review

ccokeman    -   May 27, 2010
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the latest iteration of the venerable first-person shooter series, Call of Duty. Despite its long, successful pedigree, the game is not without substantial criticism and controversy, especially on the PC. Aside from the extremely short campaign and lack of innovation, the PC version's reception was also marred by its lack of support for user-run dedicated servers, which means no user-created maps, no mods, and no customized game modes. You're also limited to 18-player matches instead of the 64-player matches that were possible in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Despite all this, the game has been well received and the in-house IW 4.0 engine renders the maps in gorgeous detail, making it a perfect candidate for OCC benchmarking. You start off the single player missions playing as Private Allen and jump right into a serious firefight. This is the point where testing will begin. Testing will be done using actual game play with FPS measured by Fraps.

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Where the i5 655 is concerned, there is not a single resolution that it loses to even AMD's top of the line six core CPU. The i7 875 just goes and plays with the other Intel chips looking way down the ladder at the crowd of AMD chips struggling to compete. Take the GPU out of the equation and this is an all Intel field when it comes to game performance. There is a difference.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup, Overclocking
  5. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, Bibble 5
  6. Testing: Office 2007, POV Ray
  7. Testing: SiSoft Sandra
  8. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HD Tune
  9. Testing: Far Cry 2
  10. Testing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  11. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  12. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  13. Conclusion:
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