Test System Setup
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair (Supplied by ASUS)
Hard Disk: Seagate 320GB (Seagate)
Graphics Card: Galaxy GTX295 ( Galaxy)
Cooling: Dragon F1 Extreme Edition (KINGPIN COOLING)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 RC 7100 64-bit
Drivers: ForceWare 191.07
Unlike most test beds, we will be utilising LN2 to freeze the CPU. We will strap on a Dragon F1 CPU pot instead of a standard heatsink and fan.
As all air testing was done prior to the release of Windows 7, RC 7100 was used and continued with for the subzero results.
The graphics card is at full stock settings and no benching or operating system tweaks have been utilised.
SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.
A bit of a mixed bag can be seen with these results. The multi-core efficiency test gave inaccurate results, so for now I have left them off the graph. There is also an issue with the way the benchmark calculates scores relating to clock speed, as it would only recognise the initial boot clocks and did not scale whatsoever with increased speeds generated within Windows. Being that 4.9GHz was my maximum boot speed, I have only included results to that point.