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Can Water push Yorkfield to 5 GHz?
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System Hardware
Yorkfield Processor Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770
(FSB-1600, 45 nm, 3.20 GHz, 12 MB L2 Cache)
Kentsfield Processor Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
(FSB-1333, 65 nm, 3.00 GHz, 8 MB L2 Cache)
Conroe Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
(FSB-1333, 65 nm, 2.67 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P35T-DQ6, Rev. 1.0
Intel P35, BIOS F5c (10/26/2007)
RAM Super Talent W1600UX2G7 PC3-12800
2x 1024 MB, Rated DDR3-1600 at CL 7.0-7-7-18
Hard Drive Western Digital WD1500ADFD-00NLR1, Firmware: 20.07P20
150 GB, 10,000 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA/150
Graphics Card Foxconn GeForce 8800GTX, P/N: FV-N88XMAD2-OD
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX - 768 MB
Power Supply OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI - 700W
System Software & Drivers
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Drivers Intel INF 8.3.1.1009
Graphics Driver NVIDIA Forceware 163.75

The 8800GTX continues to represent the "high-end standard" from nVidia, at least until the next generation of high-end cards comes along. Our sample was provided by Foxconn.

While many of our labs have switched to higher-capacity mainstream drives, the Western Digital Raptor 150 GB remains the performance choice among a few testers.

Software Configuration

Benchmarks and Settings
3D-Games
Call of Duty 2 Version: 1.03
Video Mode: 1024x768
Anti-aliasing: off
Shadows: no
timedemo demo2
F.E.A.R Version: 1.0 Retail
Video Mode: 1024x768
Computer: Medium
Graphics: Medium
Test Path: Options/Performance/Test Settings
Quake 4 Version: 1.2 (Dual-Core Patch)
Video Mode: 1024x768
Video Quality: default
THG Timedemo waste.map
timedemo demo8.demo 1 (1 = load textures)
Audio
Lame MP3 Version 3.97 Beta 2 (12-22-2005)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
OGG Version 1.1.2 (Intel P4 MOD)
Version 1.1.2 (Intel AMD MOD)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to ogg
Quality: 5
Video
TMPEG 3.0 Express Version: 3.0.4.24 (no Audio)
fist 5 Minutes DVD Terminator 2 SE (704x576) 16:9
Multithreading by rendering
DivX 6.6 Version: 6.6
Profile: High Definition Profile
1-pass, 3000 kbit/s
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
no Audio
XviD 1.1.3 Version: 1.1.3
Target quantizer: 1.00
Applications
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Version: 8.0
Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
Rendering HTDV 1920x1080
Synthetics
PCMark05 Pro Version: 1.1.0
System, CPU and Memory Tests
Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646
Windows Media Encoder 9.00.00.2980
SiSoftware Sandra 2005 Version 2005.7.10.60
CPU Test = Arithmetic, Multimedia Benchmarks
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
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