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Core i7 Memory Scaling: From DDR3-800 to DDR3-1600
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System Hardware
CPU Intel
Intel Core i7-975 Extreme (45 nm, 3.33 GHz, 4x 256 KB L2 and 8 MB L3 Cache, TDP 130 W, Rev. D0)
Motherboard (LGA 1366)
Gigabyte EX58-UD4P (Rev. 1.0)

Chipset: Intel X58, ICH10R
, BIOS: F8 (05/11/2009)
RAM DDR3
3 x 2 GB DDR3-1600 (Corsair TR3X6G-1600C8D 8-8-8-24)
Graphics
Zotac Geforce GTX 260²

GPU: Geforce GTX 260 (576 MHz), 
Graphics RAM: 896 MB DDR3 (1998 MHz), 
Stream Processors: 216, Shader Clock: 1242 MHz
Hard Drive
Western Digital VelociRaptor, 300 GB (WD3000HLFS)
10,000 RPM, SATA/300, 16 MB Cache
Blu-Ray Drive
LG GGW-H20L, SATA/150
Power Supply
Fortron Everest 1010, 1010 W
System Software and Drivers
Operating System
Windows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 x64 
Service Pack 2 (Build 6000)
Drivers and Settings
Nvidia GeForce Drivers
GeForce 185.85
Intel Chipset Drivers
Chipset Installation Utility Ver. 9.1.0.1012
Intel Storage Drivers
Matrix Storage Drivers Ver. 8.8.0.1009


Graphics: Zotac Geforce GTX 260²

Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor

Benchmark
Details
3D Games Benchmarks And Settings
Far Cry 2
Version: 1.0.1

Far Cry 2 Benchmark Tool

Video Mode: 1280x800

Direct3D 9

Overall Quality: Medium

Bloom activated

HDR off

Demo: Ranch Small
GTA IV
Version: 1.0.3

Video Mode: 1280x1024

- 1280x1024

- Aspect Ratio: Auto

- All options: Medium

- View Distance: 30

- Detail Distance: 100

- Vehicle Density: 100

- Shadow Density: 16

- Definition: On

- Vsync: Off

Ingame Benchmark
Left 4 Dead
Version: 1.0.0.5

Video Mode: 1280x800

Game Settings

- Anti Aliasing none

- Filtering Trilinear

- Wait for vertical sync disabled

- Shader Detail Medium

- Effect Detail Medium

- Model/Texture Detail Medium

Demo: THG Demo 1
Audio Benchmarks And Settings
iTunes
Version: 8.1.0.52

Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min.

Convert to AAC audio format
Lame Mp3
Version 3.98

Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min

convert wav to mp3 audio format

Command: -b 160 --nores (160 kbps)
Video Benchmarks And Settings
TMPEG 4.6
Version: 4.6.3.268

Video: Terminator 2 SE DVD (720x576, 16:9) 5 Minutes

Audio: Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-Kanal, English

Advanced Acoustic Engine MP3 Encoder (160 kbps, 44.1 KHz)
DivX 6.8.5
Version: 6.8.5

== Main Menu ==

default

== Codec Menu ==

Encoding mode: Insane Quality

Enhanced multithreading

Enabled using SSE4

Quarter-pixel search

== Video Menu ==

Quantization: MPEG-2
XviD 1.2.1
Version: 1.2.1

Other Options / Encoder Menu
-
Display encoding status = off
Mainconcept Reference 1.6.1
Version: 1.6.1

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 kbps)

Codec: H.264
Mode: PAL (25 FPS)

Profile: Settings for eight threads
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
Version: 4.0

WMV 1920x1080 (39 sec)

Export: Adobe Media Encoder

== Video ==

H.264 Blu-ray

1440x1080i 25 High Quality

Encoding Passes: one

Bitrate Mode: Vbr

Frame: 1440x1080

Frame Rate: 25

== Audio ==

PCM Audio, 48 kHz, Stereo

Encoding Passes: one
Application Benchmarks And Settings
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8
Version: 8.5.287

Virus base: 270.12.16/2094

Benchmark

Scan: compressed ZIP and RAR archives
Winrar 3.9
Version 3.90 x64 BETA 1

Best compression

Benchmark: THG Workload
Winzip 12
Version 12.0 (8252)

WinZIP command line Version 3

Compression = Best

Dictionary = 4096 KB

Benchmark: THG Workload
Autodesk 3D Studio Max 2009
Version: 9.0, x64

Rendering Dragon Image

Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (frame 1-5)
Adobe Photoshop CS 4 (64-Bit)
Version: 11

Filtering a 16 MB TIF (15000x7266)

Filters:
 Radial Blur (Amount: 10; Method: zoom; Quality: good)
, Shape Blur (Radius: 46 px; custom shape: Trademark symbol), 
Median (Radius: 1px)
, Polar Coordinates (Rectangular to Polar)
Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
Version: 9.0.0 (Extended)

== Printing Preferences Menu ==

Default Settings: Standard

== Adobe PDF Security - Edit Menu ==

Encrypt all documents (128 bit RC4)

Open Password: 123

Permissions Password: 321
Synthetic Benchmarks And Settings
3DMark Vantage
Version: 1.02
, Options: Performance
, Graphics Test 1, 
Graphics Test 2
, CPU Test 1
, CPU Test 2
PCMark Vantage
Version: 1.00

PCMark Benchmark
, Memories Benchmark
SiSoftware Sandra 2009
Version: 2009 SP3

Processor Arithmetic, Cryptography, Memory Bandwidth
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