Testing – Benchmarks
I ran a series of popular benchmarks to check out the performance of the P6T. To make things more interesting, I ran the same benchmarks with my overclock, and as a reference to the awesome power of the i7, I also ran them on a Core 2 Duo system, using the same video card to make it fair.
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 45nm
Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3-1600 4GB kit
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic VaporX
Silverstone Decathlon DA-800 PSU
Thermaltake Xaser VI Full Tower
CoolIT Domino A.L.C. Liquid CPU Cooler
Windows Vista Home 64-bit
The awesome power of the i7 over the C2D is very evident here.as is the performance gain from the overclock. The Sandra Processor benchmarks put the overclocked i7 920 significantly ahead of the i7 Extreme 965, though you really can’t go by that.