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Intel 64-bit Desktop CPU comes to life - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra

Today we see the launch of the first 64-bit processor from Intel in the flavor of the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition with EM64T which is clocked at 3.73GHz. In this article we cover the changes in the new CPU and how it performs against previous processors from Intel. Read on for your first taste of 64-bit from Intel.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Feb 20, 2005 5:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Memory: 2x OCZ 512MB DDR-533 (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Hard Disk: 2x Maxtor Maxline III 250GB RAID (RAID 0 on ICH5R and ICH6R)

 

Motherboard: ASUS P5AD2-E Premium (Supplied by ASUS Australia)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X800XT Platinum (Supplied by ASUS Australia)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 5.2 and DX9c

 

For this review we have compared the P4 Extreme Edition 3.46GHz against the P4 Extreme Edition 64 3.73GHz - When we receive the Pentium 4 6xx we will update this review to add the benchmarks comparing the 560 to the 660.

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2005

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Despite the increased clock speed of the EE64, it is somewhat slower in CPU tests and this is due to the Prescott architecture that the CPU runs, as Sandra isn't designed to fully test SSE3 technology so the results don't take this technology into consideration properly.

 

 

 

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