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Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz Processor Review

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: If you're a computer enthusiast, you're likely already familiar with Intel's Core i7 processors, which have been widely hailed as the fastest desktop processors available on the market today. Introduced at the end of 2008, Intel's newest desktop processors are finally maturing and becoming more accessible in the market. It's time to take a look a fresh look at the Core i7 processor.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Intel Aug 15 2009   Julian Apong  
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32-Bit CPU Gaming Benchmarks: Crysis, FEAR

Crysis 1.2

Source: Electronic Arts

Crysis is a science fiction first-person shooter developed by Crytek. Crysis uses Microsoft's new API, DirectX 10 for graphics rendering, and includes the new engine—the CryEngine 2—that is the successor to Far Cry's CryEngine. CryEngine 2 is among the first engines to use the DirectX 10 framework of Windows Vista, but can also run using DirectX 9, both on Vista and Windows XP.

Higher results are better. Crysis is not multi-threaded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCrysis v1.2.1 No AA
800x600 LQ Physics Very High (FPS) FPS Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 117.47
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 114.905
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 104.09
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 101.98
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 83.65
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 87.41
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 97.89
AMD Athlon II X2 250 87.76
1024x768 LQ Physics Very High (FPS) FPS Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 117.01
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 114.72
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 103.75
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 101.72
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 83.77
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 87.71
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 96.83
AMD Athlon II X2 250 88.59
800x600 LQ (FPS) FPS Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 115.95
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 115.355
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 104.09
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 101.14
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 84.09
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 87.01
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 96.33
AMD Athlon II X2 250 88.4
1024x768 LQ (FPS) FPS Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 117.06
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 115.52
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 104.59
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 101.19
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 84.13
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 87.47
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 95.95
AMD Athlon II X2 250 88.74

Does an extra $120 get you better scores in Crysis? Not really. Like most games, scaling beyond two cores in Crysis doesn't do whole lot, since even at these limited settings the videocard is a much more important component. The $234 Core 2 Duo E8500 outperforms the $346 Core i7 920.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

Higher results are better. Crysis is not multi-threaded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08 No AA
640x480 LQ FPS Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 701
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 757
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 713
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 711
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 632
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 642
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 667
AMD Athlon II X2 250 536
800x600 LQ FPS Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 692
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 752
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 689
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 703
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 590
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 597
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 654
AMD Athlon II X2 250 526
1024x768 LQ FPS Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 673
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 722
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 572
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 667
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 483
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 491
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 636
AMD Athlon II X2 250 496

The story stays the same in FEAR, where again the Core 2 Duo E8500 raw clock speed puts it at the top of the pack.

It's time to put all of this data together and bring the Core i7 into proper focus. Hold on, we're almost done!

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Contents of Article: Intel Core i7 920
 Pg 1.  Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz Processor Review
 Pg 2.  Intel Core i7 Technology
 Pg 3.  CPU Power Consumption Tests
 Pg 4.  Overclocking Nahalem - eight cores, new architecture
 Pg 5.  32-bit CPU System Benchmarks: SYSMark 2007, PCMark Vantage
 Pg 6.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra Processor & Memory
 Pg 7.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: Super Pi, wPrime2.0
 Pg 8.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: ScienceMark2.3, WinRAR
 Pg 9.  32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: Cinebench R10, Bibble 5
 Pg 10.  32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: POV-Ray, 3.7, SPECviewPerf 10
 Pg 11.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Gaming Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 06
 Pg 12.  — 32-Bit CPU Gaming Benchmarks: Crysis, FEAR
 Pg 13.  lots of power, is it what you want?

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