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Intel Core i7 975 3.33GHz Processor Tested - Benchmarks - Cryostasis

Intel has a new flagship weapon out in its Core i7 975 processor and today we get the chance to see how deserving it is of its flagship status.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 3, 2009 4:45 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Intel

Cryostasis

 

Version and / or Patch Used: unpatched

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Beginning through to third spirit journey

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.action-forms.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.cryostasis-game.com

 

Buy It Here

 

 

Cryostasis takes place in 1981 on a nuclear ice breaker called the North Wind, which has become shipwrecked near the North Pole. The main character, Alexander Nesterov is a Russian meteorologist who must investigate what happened onboard the ship.

 

This game is the first to make use of Nvidia PhysX real-time water physics as displayed in a tech demo of the game engine.

 

I ran the game from the beginning until you complete your third spirit journey.

 

Intel Core i7 975 3.33GHz Processor Tested

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Intel Core i7 975 3.33GHz Processor Tested

 

As I mentioned earlier, gaming is no longer CPU bound. As you can see from the frame rates there is almost no difference between the two CPUs, even when the 975 is overclocked. That is not to say that future generations of games might not require more CPU power, just that with today's games you are not going to get a big boost between the top-end CPUs.

 

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