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Intel QX6850 Quad-Core CPU - 1333MHz FSB - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Sisoft Sandra XI

With Intel taking Core 2 to 1333MHz, we decide to find out how significant the gains are from the higher FSB.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jul 21, 2007 4:00 am

Test Systems

 

Intel Test Platform

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte P935-DQ6 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066MHz Corsair (Supplied by Corsair)

 

Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)

 

Graphics Card: Nvidia 8800GTS 640MB

 

Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Drivers: Intel INF 8.3.0.1013, Forceware 158.22

 

AMD Athlon 64 Test Platform

 

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

 

Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI (Supplied by MSI)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066MHz Corsair (Supplied by Corsair)

 

Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)

 

Graphics Card: Nvidia 8800GTS 640MB

 

Cooling: Gigabyte Neon K8 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Drivers: Forceware 158.22, nForce Platform Drive 9.53

 

For a clearer indication of comparative results, we are testing a number of different CPUs today. While we only received a single QX6850 (which is a Quad Core 1333MHz FSB offering with a speed of 3GHz), we also have a Core 2 Quad QX6700 which we clocked up to QX6800 speeds (2.93GHz) on the 1066MHz FSB. We also used a Core 2 Extreme X6800 at 2.93GHz on a 1066MHz FSB, and we chose to clock it up to 3GHz (identical to the X6850) on the 1333MHz FSB.

 

Our AMD sample was an X2 6000+ processor running at 3GHz. We wanted to do as comprehensive a test suite as possible in order to compare the 1333MHz FSB to the 1066MHz FSB in both quad and dual core situations, as well as seeing how much more ground AMD has lost compared to the new CPU.

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

Version and / or Patch Used: XI

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk

 

Product Homepage: http://sisoftware.jaggedonline.com/index.php?location=home&a=TTA&lang=en

 

Buy It Here

 

 

SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

 

Not surprisingly, the big winner here is the Core 2 Quad QX6850 with a significant boost across the board thanks to the extra bus speed feeding those four hungry cores.

 

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