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Intel Moves From Dual Core To Double Core

Test Setup

System Hardware
Socket 775 ProcessorsIntel Pentium D Processor 930(Presler 65 nm, 3.0 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium D Processor 830(Smithfield 90 nm, 3.0 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
Intel PlatformGigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (Socket 775), Rev. 1.1Intel 955X Chipset, BIOS F8
RAMCorsair CM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)2x 512 MB DDR2-667 (333 MHz, CL3-2-2-8, 1T)
Hard DriveHitachi DeskStar 7K250250 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA150
Networking3COM 3C905B-TX 100 MBit/s PCI card
Graphics CardExtreme N7800GT/2DHTV (PCI Express)GeForce 7800GT (400 MHz), 256 MB GDDR3 (500 MHz)
Power SupplyEnermax EG565P-VE, ATX 2.01, 535 W
System Software & Drivers
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform DriversIntel Chipset Installation Utility 7.2.1.1003
Graphics DriverNVIDIA ForceWare 77.77

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Doom IIIVersion : 1.0.12621280x1024, 32 BitVideo Quality = High Qualitydemo1Graphics detail = High Quality
WolfensteinEnemy TerritoryVersion : 2.56 (Patch V 1.02)1280x1024, 32 Bittimedemo 1 / demo demo4Geometric detail = highTexture detail = high
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004Version : 32041280x1024, 32 Bit, Audio = offTHG8-assault-single
DirectX 9
FarCryVersion 1.1 Build 12561280x1024 - 32 Bitquality options = High
3DMark 2005Version 1.01024x768, 32 BitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Pinnacle Studio 9 PlusVersion : 9.4.1from : 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MBto : 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MBEncoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVDno Audio
Auto Gordian KnotDivX 5.2.1XviD 1.0.3Version : 1.95Audio = AC3 6chCustom size = 100 MBResolution settings = Fixed widthCodec = XviD and DivX 5Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192182 MB VOB MPEG2-source
Windows Media EncoderVersion : 9.00.00.2980720x480 DV to WMV320x240 (29.97 fps)282 kbps streaming
Audio
Lame MP3Version 3.97.1 Multi-threaded AlphaWave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp332 - 320 kbitVBR = level 3
libvorbis OGGVersion : 1.0.1WAV 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to oggQuality = 5
Applications
WinRARVersion 3.41283 MB, 246 FilesCompression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB
3DS Max 7Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"1600x1200Rendering Single
Synthetic
PCMark 2005 ProVersion : 1.0.1System, CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra ProVersion 2005, SR1CPU Test = Multimedia BenchmarkMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
ScienceMarkVersion 2.0All Tests