Hard Disk: 500GB Western Digital SE16 (Supplied by Western Digital)
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE), Intel Stock Cooling.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista 64 SP1
Drivers: Intel INF 188.8.131.528, Forceware 190.38, ATI Catalyst 9.7
Today we have a five CPU line-up; Core i7 965, Core 2 Extreme 9770, AMD Phenom II 810, AMD Phenom 9550 and of course our newest edition, the AMD Phenom II 955. We'll of course be putting them all through their paces using our standard CPU suite of tests.
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.
First off is EVEREST. In the CPU performance test the Phenom II 955 Black Edition is able to outperform its AMD brothers. However, it's still not able to beat out the Intel offerings.