Page 1:Cooling Comes Full Circle
Page 2:The Compressor Returns
Page 3:The Test Platform
Page 4:Cooler Express Installation, By-The-Book
Page 5:Insulation Installation
Page 6:Just Add...Water?
Page 7:Reworking The Installation
Page 8:Basic Overclocking
Page 9:Reaching The Goal
Page 10:Test Settings
Page 11:Benchmark Results: 3D Games
Page 12:Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 13:Benchmark Results: Productivity
Page 14:Benchmark Results: Synthetics
Page 15:Power And Efficiency
Page 16:Victory At Last?
Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Moving past the painfully monotonous gaming benchmarks, applications are where the Core i7 shines. Apple iTunes isn’t the best example, with its inability to use every CPU core, but at least it responds favorably to our overclocking efforts.
HandBrake and TMPGEnc show no loss for disabling Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) at 5 GHz, instead handing that configuration a huge 50% performance lead.
MainConcept puts the fastest HT-enabled speed in the lead by 31%, the 5 GHz overclock giving up 12% of its expected performance through the loss of its virtual cores.
- Cooling Comes Full Circle
- The Compressor Returns
- The Test Platform
- Cooler Express Installation, By-The-Book
- Insulation Installation
- Just Add...Water?
- Reworking The Installation
- Basic Overclocking
- Reaching The Goal
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3D Games
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power And Efficiency
- Victory At Last?