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iBUYPOWER Gamer Paladin XLC Intel X79 Gaming System Review

Setup & Testing Procedures
Ok so let’s power the system on!  When you first turn the system on you are brought right into Windows.  iBUYPOWER has loaded the system with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).  Let’s go ahead and install CPU-Z and see what all is running.

iBUYPOWER Gamer Paladin XLC Intel X79 Gaming System iBUYPOWER Gamer Paladin XLC Intel X79 Gaming System iBUYPOWER Gamer Paladin XLC Intel X79 Gaming System

As you can see the system is running the Intel Core i7 3930K, ASUS P9X79 Pro motherboard, and 16GB of DDR3.  The first thing that I noticed was that the CPU was not running at the stock 3.20GHz, but actually 4.56GHz!  That is about a 40% overclock!  IBUYPOWER did this by changing the CPU frequency to 120MHz and the multiplier to 38.

We will be running this system through a complete battery of benchmark.  We have separated them into categories below.

CPU & Memory Benchmarks
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multimedia
AIDA 64 (download)
– Cache & Memory Benchmark

System Benchmarks
PCMark 7 (download)
PCMark Vantage (download)
Sisoftware Sandra (download)
– Overall Benchmark
– Physical Disks Benchmark
PassMark Performance Test (download)
Geekbench (download)

Video Benchmarks
3DMark 11 (download)
3DMark Vantage (download)
Stone Giant Demo (download)
Heaven Demo v2.5 (download)

Gaming Benchmarks
Alien vs. Predator (download)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat (download)
Battlefield 3

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