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Intel Moves From Dual Core To Double Core
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System Hardware
Socket 775 Processors Intel Pentium D Processor 930
(Presler 65 nm, 3.0 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium D Processor 830
(Smithfield 90 nm, 3.0 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Platform Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (Socket 775), Rev. 1.1
Intel 955X Chipset, BIOS F8
RAM Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)
2x 512 MB DDR2-667 (333 MHz, CL3-2-2-8, 1T)
Hard Drive Hitachi DeskStar 7K250
250 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA150
Networking 3COM 3C905B-TX 100 MBit/s PCI card
Graphics Card Extreme N7800GT/2DHTV (PCI Express)
GeForce 7800GT (400 MHz), 256 MB GDDR3 (500 MHz)
Power Supply Enermax EG565P-VE, ATX 2.01, 535 W
System Software & Drivers
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Drivers Intel Chipset Installation Utility 7.2.1.1003
Graphics Driver NVIDIA ForceWare 77.77

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Doom III Version : 1.0.1262
1280x1024, 32 Bit
Video Quality = High Quality
demo1
Graphics detail = High Quality
Wolfenstein
Enemy Territory
Version : 2.56 (Patch V 1.02)
1280x1024, 32 Bit
timedemo 1 / demo demo4
Geometric detail = high
Texture detail = high
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004 Version : 3204
1280x1024, 32 Bit, Audio = off
THG8-assault-single
DirectX 9
FarCry Version 1.1 Build 1256
1280x1024 - 32 Bit
quality options = High
3DMark 2005 Version 1.0
1024x768, 32 Bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Pinnacle Studio 9 Plus Version : 9.4.1
from : 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MB
to : 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MB
Encoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVD
no Audio
Auto Gordian Knot
DivX 5.2.1
XviD 1.0.3
Version : 1.95
Audio = AC3 6ch
Custom size = 100 MB
Resolution settings = Fixed width
Codec = XviD and DivX 5
Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192
182 MB VOB MPEG2-source
Windows Media Encoder Version : 9.00.00.2980
720x480 DV to WMV
320x240 (29.97 fps)
282 kbps streaming
Audio
Lame MP3 Version 3.97.1 Multi-threaded Alpha
Wave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp3
32 - 320 kbit
VBR = level 3
libvorbis OGG Version : 1.0.1
WAV 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to ogg
Quality = 5
Applications
WinRAR Version 3.41
283 MB, 246 Files
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
3DS Max 7 Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
1600x1200
Rendering Single
Synthetic
PCMark 2005 Pro Version : 1.0.1
System, CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra Pro Version 2005, SR1
CPU Test = Multimedia Benchmark
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
ScienceMark Version 2.0
All Tests
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