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Benchmark Results: Synthetics

System Builder Marathon: Performance & Value

3DMark Vantage prefers Nvidia architecture and scales almost perfectly with added GPU cores, which gives the quad-SLI equipped $5,000 system a huge lead.

PCMark gets an even larger boost from the $5,000 PC’s dual Intel X25-M solid state drives (SSDs) in RAID 0:

Sandra’s processor tests offer further proof of Core i7 performance superiority:

With its on-die triple-channel DDR3 controller, memory bandwidth is a “Core i7 thing.”

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