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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770: Paper Tiger?
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3D Games
Warhammer Mark of Chaos Version: 1.006.000
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Video Quality: game default
Multiple CPU/Core

Demo: THG Timedemo (1 minutes)
Quake 4 Version: 1.3 Final
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Video Quality: game default

Benchmark I: THG Timedemo
Benchmark II: playnettimedemo id_demo001
(official ID-Soft NetTimeDemo)
Unreal Tournament 2004 Version: 3369
UMark: 2.0.0
Video Mode: 1280x1024
High Image Quality
Bots: 16

Benchmark: AS-Junkyard
Serious Sam 2 Version: 2.070
Video Mode: 1024x768
HDR Rendering: off
Renderer: Direct3D
Filtering mode: none
Antialiasing mode: none

Benchmark: Greendale
F.E.A.R Version: 1.08 Retail
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Computer: High
Graphics Card: Custom
FSAA: off
Texture Filtering: Trilinear

Benchmark: Performance Test
Supreme Commander Version: 3.220
Video Mode: 1024x768
Video Quality: game default
Vsync = off

Benchmark: real 60 second game
with real three computer physics
Prey Version: 1.3
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Video Quality: game default
Vsync = off

Benchmark: THG-Demo
Audio
iTunes 7.2 Version: 7.1.1.5
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
High Quality (160 kbps)
Lame MP3 Version 3.98 Beta 3 (05-22-2007)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
Video
Pinnacle Studio 11 Plus Version: 11.0.0.5082
Encoding and Transition Rendering
Private MPEG2-Cam-Movie
Video: 720 x 480 Pixel, NTSC, 6000 kbits/sec
Audio: MPEG Layer 2, 224 kbits/sec 16 Bit, Stereo 48 KHz

File Type: MPEG-2 (DVD Compatible)
TMPEG 4.2 Version: 4.2.10.211
import file:
Terminator 2 SE DVD (720x576, 16:9) 2 Minutes
Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-Channel, English
Advanced Acoustic Engine MP3 Encoder (160 kbps)
DivX 6.6.1 Version: 6.6.1

- Main Menu -
Profile: Home Theater Profile (720 x 576)
1-pass, 780 kbit/s
- Codec Menu -
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
XviD 1.1.2 Version: 1.1.2 (01/11/2006)
Target quantizer: 1.00 (maximum quality)
Clone DVD 2 Version: 2.908
DVD "Terminator II SE" (English version)
Transcoding from DVD-9 to DVD-4.7
Audio: English Dolby AC-3/6 (surround) - DTS
Subtitle: no
MainConcept H.264 Encoder Version: 2.0
MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264)
MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec
24 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2)

Audio: MPEG Layer 2 (48 kHz, 2 Channel, 16 Bit)
Stream: Transport
Codec: H.264
Mode: NTSC (29.97 FPS)
Profile: High
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 HDTV
Windows Media Encoder 9.1 AP HDTV
Windows Audio Encoder 10 Pro
Version: 2.0
NTSC MPEG2-HDTV 1920x1080 (24 sec)

Import: Mainconcept NTSC HDTV 1080i
Export: Adobe Media Encoder

- Video -
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile
Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate Mode: Constant
Frame: 1920x1080
Frame Rate: 29.97
Maximum Bitrate [kbps]: 2000
Image Quality: 50.00

- Audio -
Windows Media Audio 10 Professional
Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate Mode: Constant
Audio Format: 160 kbps, 44.1 kHz, 2 channel 16 bit (A/V) CBR
HD Playback (Blue Ray) PowerDVD HD 7.3
Blue Ray - Disc (James Bond - Casino Royale)
Video Mode: 1920x1080p (full screen)
Codec: H.264
Applications
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus Version: 7.5.467
Virus base: 269.6.1./776

Benchmark: Windows XP (Windows folder)
Winrar Version 3.70 BETA 8
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB

Benchmark: THG-Workload
Auodesk 3D Studio Max 9 Version: 9.0
Rendering a Dragon picture

rendering HTDV 1920x1080
Maxon Cinema 4D Release 10 Version: 10.008
Rendering from a scene
"Water drop at a Rose"

Resolution: 1280 x 1024 - 8Bit (50 frames)
Adobe Photoshop CS 3 Version: 10.0x20070321
Filtering from a 69 MB TIF-Photo

Benchmark: Tomshardware-Benchmark V1.0.0.4
Programmed by Tomshardware using Delphi 2006
Filers:
Crosshatch
Glass
Sumi-e
Accented Edges
Angled Strokes
Sprayed Strokes
Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional Version: 7.0.9
Settings: High Quality Print
Compatibility: Acrobat 8 (PDF 1.7)
Security: High (128-bit RC4)
Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 Version: 2007
PPT to PDF
Powerpoint Document (115 Pages)
Adobe PDF-Printer
Deep Fritz 10 Version: Nov 16 2006
Synthetic Benchmarks
3DMark06 Version: 1.10
1280x1024 - 32 bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
PCMark05 Pro Version: 1.2.0
CPU and Memory Tests
Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646
Windows Media Encoder 9.00.00.2980
SiSoftware Sandra XI SP1c Version 2007.5.11.40
CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / MultiMedia
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
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    Capitannimo , June 16, 2008 2:22 PM
    I am not sure why you are not mentioning the cooling system you use.
    Also why you don't mention that this processor needs water cooling system even if not over clocked.
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    Intelextreme , October 22, 2008 12:50 AM
    Looks like a Zalman fan to me in the pictures so maybe water cooling is not needed, at least for those not into cases (something I typically consider "benchmark machines" and was surprised by the lack of dry ice. By the way thermoelectric, chilled water, cooling using peltiers can't be beat! Finally I have a QX6850 and I get a 3mdMark06 of 18,548 with a Gigabyte EX38-DQ6 and a Shappire Radeon HD4870 X2 2gb (using not yet anywhere near perfected drivers) and without overclocking the GPUs until a water block is released for it. I was going to upgrade to a QX9770 now that I can pick one up for a good price since the 9775 came out but since reading that the difference in speed is not incredible I have decided to wait for the new Core i7 or whatever they call the new extreme processor and motherboards with new sockets coming out soon.
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    Intelextreme , October 22, 2008 1:01 AM
    To show the QX9770 overclocked alone is bias as I run my QX6850 overclocked. When compared to the QX9770 running at stock speed, the QX6850 differs typically by a few points, it is not until the QX9770 is overclocked to 4ghz that the difference becomes as high as close to 20% in come cases. However, that ignores the fact that a lot of the other processors are good overclockers, and I can overclock my QX6850, using thermoelectric chilled water cooling, to a stable 3.8. Therefore, the difference between the two in terms of speed is not enough at this point to justify purchasing an X48 chipset motherboard and a QX9770 when a new socket and extreme CPU is coming out soon. If I was putting together a computer now I would likely go cheap and look for a used QX6800 and as good a used motherboard as possible just because I would be selling them soon anyway.