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Overclocking Core i7: Power Versus Performance
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System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7 920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 4x 256 KB L2 and 8 MB L3 Cache, TDP 130 W, Rev. C0)
Motherboard
(Socket LGA1336)
Asus P6T (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: Intel X58, ICH10R
BIOS: 0403 (02/26/2009)
RAM
3x 2 GB DDR3-1600 (Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D)
operating between DDR3-999 and 1200 (CL8-8-8-24)
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 SystemWindows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 SP1 (Build 6000)
Drivers and Settings
Intel Chipset Drivers9.0.0.1012
Intel Matrix Storage Drivers8.7.0.1007
Nvidia GeForce Drivers182.08


Benchmarks
3D Games Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmark
Details
Crysis
Version: 1.2.1
Video Mode: 1680x1050
Overall Quality: low
Demo: CPU-Benchmark2 + Tom's Hardware Tool
Unreal Tournament 3
Version: 1.2
Video Mode: 1680x1050
Sound and DirectX10
Video Quality:
Texture Details: 1
Level Details: 1
Demo: vCTF-CONTAINMENT_fly
Time: 12/60
World In Conflict
Version: 1.0.0.9
Video Mode: 1680x1050 and 800x600
Video Quality: low details
Demo: Game-Benchmark
Audio Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmarks
Details
iTunes
Version: 7.7.1.11
Audio CD (Terminator II SE), 53 min
Default format AAC
Lame MP3
Version 3.98
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to mp3
160 Kbps
Video Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmarks
Details
Pinnacle Studio 12
Version: 12.0.0.6163
Encoding and Transition Rendering
DV camcorder movie
Video:
720 x 576 Pixel, PAL, 25 fps, 6000 Kbits/sec
Audio:
MPEG Layer 2, 224 Kbits/sec 16 Bit, Stereo 44.1 KHz
File Type: MPEG-2 (DVD Compatible)
TMPEG 4.5
Version: 4.5.1.254
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 6.8.3Version: 6.8.3
== Main Menu ==
default
== Codec Menu ==
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
Enabled using SSE4
Quarter-pixel search
== Video Menu ==
Quantization: MPEG-2
XviD 1.1.3Version: 1.1.3
Other Options / Encoder Menu -
Display encoding status = off
Mainconcept Reference 1.5.1
Reference H.264 Plugin Pro 1.5.1
Version: 1.5.1
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: Tom's Hardware Settings for Qct-Core
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 HDTV
Mainconcept H.264 Plugin 3.2
Windows Media Encoder 9.1 AP HDTV
Windows Audio Encoder 10 Pro
Version: 3.0
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
Application Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmarks
Details
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8Version: 8.0.134
Virus base: 270.4.5/1533
Benchmark
Scan: some compressed ZIP and RAR archives
Winrar 3.8Version 3.80 BETA 4
WinZIP Commandline Version 2.3
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 KB
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Winzip 11Version 11.2 (8094)
Compression = Best
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Maxon Cinema 4D Release 10Version: 10.008
Rendering from a scene
(Water drop at a Rose)
Resolution: 1280 x 1024 - 8Bit (50 frames)
Adobe Photoshop CS 3Version: 10.0x20070321
Filtering a 69 MB TIF-Photo
Benchmark: Tomshardware-Benchmark V1.0.0.4
Programmed by Tomshardware using Delphi 2007
Filters:
Crosshatch
Glass
Sumi-e
Accented Edges
Angled Strokes
Sprayed Strokes
Deep Fritz 11Version: 11
Fritz Chess Benchmark Version 4.2
Synthetics Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmarks
Details
3DMark VantageVersion: 1.02
Options: Performance
Graphics Test 1
Graphics Test 2
CPU Test 1
CPU Test 2
PCMark VantageVersion: 1.00
PCMark Benchmark
Memories Benchmark
Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646
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