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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Intel Core 2 Duo

4. Test setup

For comparison, we had in our labs, two Core2Duo CPUs (XE6800, E6600) and a previous generation (D930). Both the XE6800 and D930 are clocked at the same speed ~ 3.0GHz, but have different memory cache and architecture. All tests were carried out with the following setup, with memory timings at 5-5-5-15-30 to allow 1067MHz FSB:

  • Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi Edition BIOS 706b/711 revisions
  • Memory: 2x1GB Crucial PC-8000
  • VGA: MSI 7600GT Silent with Nvidia 91.47 installed
  • HDD: WD 80GB SATAI (primary)
  • HDD: Seagate 80GB SATAII (secondary)
  • Operating system: Windows XP SP2 with all latest updates installed

We used a variety of software, from benchmark to games:

  • Sisoft Sandra 2007 SP1
  • Everest Lavasys Ultimate Edition 2006 v3.00.717 beta
  • SuperPI Mod v1.5XS
  • PC Mark05 v1.1.0
  • 3D Mark06 v1.2.0
  • Recode v2.3.1.8
  • Science Mark 06
  • POV 3.70 beta15
  • Cinebench v9.5
  • Prey v1.0
  • Splinter Cell v1.05
  • F.E.A.R v1.06
  • HL2 Episode 1 June 2006 Edition

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