Date: September 12th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Intel
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3DMARK2006 (800X600) BENCHMARK
Seeing 3DMark is most often used for benchmarking videocards, I wanted to set it to a low enough resolution that any sort of videocard bottleneck wouldn't be an issue. Setting the resolution low allows the processor to be the main focus of the benchmark.
CINEBENCH 9.5 RENDERING BENCHMARK
Cinebench is an excellent rendering benchmark to see how a processor will manage a set photo rendering task.
When the dust has settled, the X6800 wades into the fight with a result which directly relates to its dual core setup and its faster clock speed over the E6700 and the E6750. but it doesn't hold a candle to the capability of the quad-core processors included in this benchmark. With the QX6700 and the X6800 being priced at around the same price, we might be starting to see the start of a trend here. Although the QX6700 is 270Mhz slower, the two extra cores crunching away make the difference.
PCMARK 2005 CPU BENCHMARK
PCMark 2005 is an excellent basic benchmark that tests the CPU by putting it through day to day such as file transfer, audio compression etc.
Same can be seen here. The difference between this processor and the QX6700 is quite substantial.
SUPER PI (1MEG CALCULATION)
This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environment such as Windows NT and Windows 95 and called Super PI. In order to calculate 33.55 million digits, it takes within 3 days with Pentium 90MHz, 40MB main memory and 340MB available storage.
And again, clock rate didn't make a difference when it came down to compiling a 1Meg Pi calculation when you compared this processor to its slower dual-core siblings. This processor is going to have to do a lot better than this to prove that its US$1000 pricetag is worth it.