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Under Core i7's Hood: Comparing The C0 And D0 Steppings

Benchmark Results: Games And Applications

3D Games

The performance advantage of the Core i7-975 Extreme (D0) over the older stepping continues in the game benchmarks we used.

Applications

There is a measurable performance difference between the two processor steppings in many of the application benchmarks. Keep in mind that the difference is far from noticeable, though.