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Thursday, December 07, 2006
Intel QX6700

4. Tests

For comparison, we include results from previously tested processors (Intel Core2Duo E6600/XE6800 and AMD Athlon X2 4600+). All tests are done with memory timings at CL5-5-5-15-30 to allow 1067MHz FSB:

  • Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi Edition BIOS 706b/711 revisions
  • Memory: 2x1GB Crucial PC2-8000 @ 1067MHz CPU:RAM Ratio (5-5-5-15)
  • VGA: MSI 7600GT Silent with Nvidia 93.71 Forceware installed
  • HDD: WD 80GB SATAI (primary)
  • HDD: Seagate 80GB SATAII (secondary)
  • Operating system: Windows XP SP2 with all latest updates installed

While AMD Athlon 4600+, the testbed is:

  • Motherboard: Asus M2N32WS Pro 0601 BIOS revision
  • Memory: 2x1GB Crucial PC2-8000 @ 800MHz (4-4-4-8-2T)
  • VGA: MSI 7600GT Silent with Nvidia 93.71 Forceware installed
  • HDD: WD 80GB SATAI (primary)
  • HDD: Seagate 80GB SATAII (secondary)
  • Operating system: Windows XP SP2 with all latest updates installed

Below, Windows XP SP2 task manager, showing all four cores and ready to be tested under various applications and game:

In a typical scenario, not all cores are used (for example, two instances of Prime95):

However, there are cases, where all four cores can be used with significant improvement in performance (for example Pov-ray):

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

  • Sisoft Sandra 2007 SP1
  • Everest Lavasys Ultimate Edition 2006 v3.50.761
  • SuperPI Mod v1.5XS
  • PC Mark05 v1.1.0
  • 3D Mark06 v1.0.2
  • Recode v2.3.1.8
  • Science Mark 2
  • 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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