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Nehalem LP: Colonies test shows 20% improvement

Compared against 3.2GHz current gen system
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Oct 20, 2008 11:38 am

During Kirk Skaugen's Digital Enterprise Keynote at IDF in Taipei today, we got a look at what the upcoming Nehalem-based Core i7 processor is capable of when it comes to gaming performance.


Nehalem LP: Colonies test shows 20% improvement

A Core i7 running at 3.2GHz with an ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card was compared against a current generation QX9770 also running at 3.2GHz with the same graphics card and hard disk drive.


The game used was Lost Planet: Colonies and the fly-by benchmark demo showed the Nehalem based system beating out the present day most high-end Intel processor by around 20%. Take a closer look for yourself in the video below.


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Of course, these benchmarks don't mean a whole lot to us as neither do any benchmarks supplies to us by the manufacturer but it's something interesting to see anyway.


You'll get your chance to see our full run-down on the new processor once it launches and the NDA comes off next month.


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