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Quick and Dirty Quad-Core "Penryn" Bench

Tested @ 2.33GHz in some tests
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Aug 25, 2007 6:38 pm
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DailyTech are back at it again with some quick and dirty benchmarks of Intel's forthcoming Penryn quad-core CPU codenamed Yorkfield. Their spies are definitely better than ours at the moment.


This processor will release soon and looks much better on paper compared to the current Core 2 Kentsfield quad-core CPU. For starters, the new CPU has extra and faster L2 cache (2 x 6MB vs. 2 x 4MB), new SSE4 instruction set and also should consume less power considering its manufactured on a 45nm process which should be delight to overclockers worldwide.


DailyTech ran some very basic benchmarks comparing both Yorkfield and Kentsfield (Core 2 Extreme QX6700) processors clocked at the same clock speed at 2.33GHz each with 1333 MHz front-side bus. Memory performance is slightly better and DivX video encoding time is reduced by around 8%.


Considering it's still unreleased and not even running on the upcoming X38 chipset, it's not a bad jump in performance. It's just a shame they couldn't include some other tests such as gaming to see how much those extra improvements such as added cache make difference or not.