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Intel's new Gulftown Six Core CPU meets LN2 Extreme Cooling - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra

The rein of Gulftown starts today. Let's see what it can do with some LN2 extreme cooling on tap!

By: | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Mar 11, 2010 6:20 am
Manufacturer: Intel

Test System Setup


Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD7 (Supplied by Gigabyte)
Hard Disk: Seagate XT 2TB (Supplied by Seagate)
Graphics Card: MSI 5870 (Supplied by MSI)
Cooling CPU: Dragon F1 Extreme Edition (KINGPIN COOLING)
Cooling GPU: Tek9 3.0 GPU Unit (KINGPIN COOLING)
Power Supplie: Antec TPQ-1200-OC (Supplied by Antec)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
Drivers: ATI Catalyst 10.3 Preview




Unlike most test beds we will be utilizing LN2 to freeze the CPU. We will strap on a Dragon F1 CPU pot instead of the standard heatsink and fan.


I've also attached a pot to the video card for the last Vantage run.


SiSoft Sandra


Version and / or Patch Used: 2009
Developer Homepage:
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.




As one would expect, the CPU performed well here. The only noticeable thing to point out was I needed to adjust the B clocks for the 5 and 5.5GHz runs which had an effect on the memory speed dependant on the multiplier that was used. I will leave the memory bandwidth in this article, but note there was a variance in speeds for the last two steppings.


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