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Overclocking Intel Core 2 Processors - How far will they go? - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

Everyone knows Intel Core 2 is a good processor but what happens when you take an E6700 and X6800 Extreme and overclock?

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Aug 29, 2006 4:00 am

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 102

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the AGEIA PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

 

 

3DMark06 puts more stress on the system than 3Dmark05 and it shows here. When the clock speeds go up, a larger jump in performance is seen than what was observed in the older version.

Intel Core 2 Extreme, 2.93GHz

 

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