Processor: Intel Core i7 965 Extreme @ 3.2GHz (24x133MHz)
Memory: 3x 2GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Dominator Tri Channel Kit (Supplied by Corsair)
Hard Disk: Intel SSD X25-M80GB (Supplied by Intel)
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Cooling: Intel Stock Cooler
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 x64
Drivers: Intel INF 126.96.36.1997, Forceware 178.24
Today's tests will include our already tested ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition along with the Rampage II Extreme. For stock reference we will also include our GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 results that we obtained from our CPU reference review.
EVEREST Ultimate Edition
Version and / or Patch Used: 2006
Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com
Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com
EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.
Thanks to Intel moving the memory controller onto the CPU, at stock speeds it won't matter if it's Intel, NVIDIA or SIS chipsets running the show; memory performance will be identical. However, at overclocked speeds the Rampage II manages a higher bus clock and in turn a faster memory and QPI clock giving it the edge here, but only by a few MB/s.