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Test Setup And Benchmarks

Intel Core i7-875K And Core i5-655K Battle Beyond 4 GHz
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Processors
Intel Core i7-875K (Lynnfield) 2.93 GHz, LGA 1156, 8 MB L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled

Intel Core i5-655K (Clarkdale) 3.2 GHz, LGA 1156, 4 MB L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (Thuban) 3.2 GHz, Socket AM3, 4 GT/s HyperTransport, 6 MB L3, Power-savings enabled enabled

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE (Deneb) 3.4 GHz, Socket AM3, 4 GT/s HyperTransport, 6 MB L3, Power-savings enabled
Motherboards
ASRock 890FX Deluxe3 (Socket AM3) 890FX/SB850, BIOS 1.40

Asus Maximus III Formula (LGA 1156) P55 Express, BIOS 1706
Memory
Crucial 8 GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 7-7-7-20 @ DDR3-1333
Hard Drive
Intel SSDSA2M160G2GC 160GB SATA 3 Gb/s

Intel SSDSA2MH080G1GN 80GB SATA 3 Gb/s
Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 5970 2 GB
Power Supply
Cooler Master UCP 1100W
Heatsink
Noctua NH-D14 w/ LGA 1156 and Socket AM3 Brackets
System Software And Drivers
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectX
DirectX 11
Platform Driver
Intel INF Chipset Update Utility 9.1.1.1015
Graphics DriverCatalyst 10.4

Benchmarks and Settings

Audio Encoding

iTunes

Version: 9.1.1.12 (64-bit), Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min., Default format AAC

Video Encoding

TMPGEnc 4.7

Version: 4.7.3.292, Import File: "Terminator II" SE DVD (5 Minutes), Resolution: 720x576 (PAL) 16:9

DivX 6.9.2

Encoding mode: Insane Quality, Enhanced Multi-Threading, Enabled using SSE4, Quarter-pixel search

Xvid 1.2.2

Display encoding status=off

MainConcept Reference 2.0

MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264), MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2), Audio: MPEG2 (44.1 KHz, 2 Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kb/s), Mode: PAL (25 FPS), Profile: Tom’s Hardware Settings for Qct-Core

HandBrake 0.9.4
Version 0.9.4, convert first .vob file from The Last Samurai to .mp4, High Profile

Applications

Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 (64-bit)

Version: 2010 Service Pack 1, Render Space Flyby Scene at 1920x1080 (HDTV)

WinRAR 3.90

Version 3.90 (64-bit), Benchmark: THG-Workload (334 MB)

7-Zip

Version 4.65, Built-in Benchmark

Adobe Photoshop CS4
Radial Blur, Shape Blur, Median, Polar Coordinates filters

Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings

3DMark Vantage

Version: 1.02, GPU and CPU scores

PCMark Vantage

Version: 1.00, System, Memories, TV and Movies, and Productivity benchmarks, Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646

SiSoftware Sandra 2010

CPU Test=CPU Arithmetic/Multimedia, Memory Test=Bandwidth Benchmark, Cryptography

Games
Crysis
High Quality Settings, No AA / No AF, 4xAA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050 / 1900x1200 / 2560x1600, DirectX 10, Patch 1.2.1, 64-bit executable
Just Cause 2
High Quality Settings, No AA / 16xAF, 4xAA / 16xAF, vsync off, 1680x1050 / 1920x1200 / 2560x1600, Desert Sunrise Benchmark, Steam Version
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Ultra High Settings, No AA / No AF, 4xAA / No AF, 1680x1050 / 1920x1200 / 2560x1600, Second Sun, 450 second sequence, Fraps
DiRT 2
High / Ultra High Settings, No AA / No AF, 8xAA / No AF, 1680x1050 / 1920x1200 / 2560x1600, In-Game Benchmark, Steam Version
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