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Energy Efficient Computing with Intel - Test System Setups and Memory Performance

With the big push for more energy efficient PCs these days, we see how Intel is going in this area with GIGABYTE's help.

| Editorials in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: May 23, 2008 4:00 am

Intel Test System

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53GHz (9.5x266MHz)

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte EP31-DS3L (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-800 Corsair (Supplied by AMD)

 

Hard Disk: 1TB Western Digital caviar GP (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

Graphics Card: HIS Radeon HD3450 (Supplied by AMD)

 

Cooling: OCZ Vanquisher (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1

 

Drivers: Intel INF 8.3.1.1009, ATI Catalyst 8.4

 

AMD Test System

 

Processor: AMD Athlon 4850e @ 2.5GHz (10.5x200MHz)

 

Motherboard: ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI (Supplied by AMD)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-800 Corsair (Supplied by AMD)

 

Hard Disk: 1TB Western Digital caviar GP (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

Graphics Card: HIS Radeon HD3450 (Supplied by AMD)

 

Cooling: OCZ Vanquisher (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 8.4

 

Today we have re-used the AMD HTPC we made just recently, using identical components as our new Intel setup. The only change made was the Catalyst drivers having been updated for the graphics card. To give the AMD system the best possible result we used Hybrid Crossfire since it supports it. As Intel doesn't have any Hybrid graphics support, we simply used the Discrete GPU in this case.

 

EVEREST Ultimate Edition

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2006

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Buy It Here

 

 

EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.

 

 

 

Despite the older architecture of the AMD 4850e processor, its on CPU memory controller gives it much more memory bandwidth to play with when compared to the Intel offerings which are simply not able to keep up on raw memory bandwidth.

 

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