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Intel's newest processors - Smithfield 840 and Presler 955 XE

By: Cameron Johnson | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 6, 2006 5:00 am

Test System Setup


Memory: 2x 512MB Corsair DDR2-800


Hard Disk: 2x Seagate 7200.9 in RAID 0 (Supplied by Seagate)


Motherboard: Intel D975KBX


Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X800XT Platinum (Supplied by ASUS)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


With these tests we put four CPU's to the test and two separate platforms.


In the CPU department we compared the 3.4GHz Pentium 4 600 series CPU, 3.4GHz Pentium D, 3.4GHz Pentium Extreme Edition 800 series and the new Pentium Extreme Edition 955 with the Intel 975X motherboard.


To compare the I955 chipset vs. the I975 chipset, we put the Pentium Extreme Edition 800 series CPU into both boards and ran the tests. This is the reason you will see two sets of XE800 results in our testings.


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SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.





Here we can see that the I975 vs. I955 in terms of memory that the new chipset has done a good job tweaking the memory controller. In respects of the rest, the Pentium XE 955 with the faster FSB has the extra advantage to crunch more numbers.

Intel Pentium 4 840, 3.2 GHz (BX80551PGH3200F) Retail Processor


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