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Intel Core i7 - Nehalem Arrives and FSB Departs - Benchmarks - Super Pi

Intel Core i7 has been the talk of the town lately. Today its arrival brings a smile to enthusiasts everywhere.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 2, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: Intel

Super PI

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.5 Mod

 

Developer Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

Product Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

 

Developed by some folks from the University of Tokyo (yes, Japan), Super PI is a small utility that does just as the name implies. It figures PI to a set number of decimal places. Since PI is an infinite number to the right of the decimal point, the utility measures the time it takes to figure a set number of places. It runs the calculations a set number of times and gives a time for the completion of the task. This is a simple and effective way to measure the raw number crunching power of the processor being used to compile the results.

 

Intel Core i7 Processor

 

Intel Core i7 Processor

 

Now we move into raw CPU performance through Super Pi. Here we can see that the Core i7 has managed to knock a bit of time off the 1 million place time. However, it's the 32 million place time that has dropped by quite a bit.

 

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